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1975
YEARBOOK
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Containing Report for the Service Year
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" (2 Cox........ Secretary-Treasurer WATCHTOWER RIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF NEW YORK.. ?y Watch 'Tower B l b l ~nnd Tract Soclew of Pen~~sylvanin YEARBOOK of Jehovah's Witnesses The apostle Paul. ...... . Set.WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA OFFlCERS N. H... Secretary-Treasurer INTERNATIONAL BIBLE STUDENTS ASSOCXATTON OFFICERS N..... CHITTY.. the elders in the 34..... Asst. GRANT SUITER.... which God reveals through his spirit.... and to llvc peaceably........ to be comforted... .... 207 Countries ..... 1974........ Sec...... ..... That is why he has revealed his purpose both by mnding his Son to earth and by his writen Word....niPa]in the holy spirit be ~ 6 t h all of you. 14) Like Paul.. said: "Finally... and there has been a sharing in the holy spirit. H. PRYCE IIUGIIES.. ....... 33 Yeartext for 1975 260 Dally Texts and Cornnienb .... continue t o rejoice.. t o be readjusted.. C. to have things in common with him... INDEX OF COUNTItEB Page 1974 Sewice Year Report. W.. but they have been very much interested in helping everyone else possible by sharing the good news of God's kingdom with them. President F....... Vice-President GRANT SUITER. in the closing remarks 01 his second letter to the Corinthian congregation.......S...no. FRANZ......... The undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the sharing [Greek. ... Jehovah God wants us to have a sharing with him. LNC..Y....... XINOXR..... FRANZ........... The dedicated servants of Jehovah have not only been interested in themselves and seeing to it that they gain a dearer understanding of God's written Word. Vlc~Fmsldent GRANT SUfTER........ 'rhr! apostle John was one to whom Jehovah revrtnled many things.. N......-Trras. OFPlCERS F. .. and the God of love and of peace will be with you... and he writes to us: "That rvhEch we have seen and heard we are reporting 3 ..... N.. Prcsldent IW... KNORR..... D. .. President A..+Treas.. 24 Acts o f Jehovah's Witnesses In Modem Tlmes In: Unlted States o f America . Jehovah's witnesses everywhere have observed that the undeserved kindness of Jesus Christ has been upon them and the love of God has been with them.. 13:11....... koi..261 Front endsheet: Brooklyn headquarters and printing facilities Back endsheet: Watchtower Farms printing facllitlas and 1958 conventlon of Jehovah's witnesses in New York........... Vice-president E..576 congregations of Jehovah's Christian witnesses around the world arc keenly interested in helping all to think as one.. to live peaceably..... to think in agreement... H.... brothers. IWORR... CoPyrlght...... to be in agreement.........A..

812 persons t o begin walking in the light along with them. They have 'plenty to tlo in (FIG work or the Lord. which truth has been revealed to theni by holy spirit. 4) John did not stop at just sharing this precious relationship and these truths with tho* already a part of the congregation. They also eonduct a lot of home RibIe studies with people wlio want to know what 8 . just as John mid: "And this is the message which we have heard from hiin and are amnouncing to you. this sharing of ours is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ." (1 John 1:5. and Jehovah's witnesses have seen results this past year. thus setting the proper example for hundreds of thousands of other people. result. we are lying and are not practicing the truth.000 persons who are declarin the good news in Africa. They have been delighted to share the truth with these new ones.432 active proclaimers of the good news. They still study thc Bible and they still. and they are now associating with God's people in 207 different countries and islands of the sea. They agree with John. If we make the statement: 'We are having a sharing with him. know that during this period they have helped at least 297. Not only have Jehovah's witnesse~ become stronger spiritually brat they have kept walking in the light. Having the knowledge that Jehovah reveals concerning his purposes places a real responsibility upon all those who dedicate their lives to Jehovah. that you too may be hzving a sharing with us. If we are working together with Cod we should see msults. And so we are writing these things ihat our joy may be in full measure. The past year witnessed a marvelous lnerease in the number of publishers throughout this vast continent. that God is light and there b 110 darkness at all in union with him. We might best do this by continents. and 4dGodkept making it grow. but now they take advantage of the opportunities for informal w!tneasing.021. we do have a sharing Yearbook 5 with one another. They can no longer walk in darkness. They continued to plant and to water. He conii~uedto move out into the field that Christ Jesus had started to cultivate.350 mngregatfons scattered in all the countries of Africa. ihese 297. They have aided people of all kinds to gain an approved relationship with Jehovah and to share with them in doing God's will. who wrote: "Hou7ever. working together t o get the preaching of Gad" kingdom accomplished before the "great Iril~ulalEon" hreaka forth. 7. They still haye thelr faith. 3:6."-1 John 1:7. and lhey know that ltirir InI~oris not. speak t o people about the good news of God's kingdom. we might take a look at what has happened in difTerent parts of the world to see what is being done and consider some of the experiences these Witnesses have had. along wiih the other apostIes and early members of the body of Christ.872 have dedicated their lives t o do the will of God and have been baptized. who have been very active during the 1974 service year. In this joyful warIr they have had some interesting experiences. 6) How wondexIul it is that Jehovah has called us out of darkness into his marvelous light! So we are "having a sharing with him" and we want to work together with him.Yearbook also to you." (3."-1 Cor.' and yet we go on walking in the darkness. They were very active publkly before the ban came on. as they did while in the world. There are over 292. In vain in connection with the Lord.576congregations of Jehovah's witnesses there are now 2.500 newly interested persons dedicate their lives to Jehovah God and get baptimd this past year. While the woslr i s banned in Cameroon. As a. In the 34. What a joy it has been to the publishers of the Kingdom here t o see over 35. and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from dl sin.' (I Cor. 15:58) Briefly. if we are walking in the light as he himself is in the light. Furthermore. Jehovah's Christian witnesses. but they m u d walk in the light. and they arc associate with about 6. John 1:3. Jehovah's witnesses are hy no means inactive.

This wns rlue to the hostile action nf ihe Kfhiopian Clluscl~. this tirnc! ineluding thc In~sl):~nrl nnd all the chlldrcn. the lrollom of the frunl ptlce of the tract 11e wrote: " P l { v ~ sgather ~ the whott! of your family. So he mailed rpnc tract to each oF rlre elders or chiefs in the villnres that he rould nu1 vt-aclz. the trulh really touches the hearts of some.I)ul LII/. The message 1s vrry hnporiant!' In one villagc the chief gathered nll i h pcople ~ in Ihc vlllnf:c and he had lits randson rend tile iwct to all prcscill.W I I . But he formd that b did not.intd Inoury he would have kept the cnsI1 in the RrsI place. result 01' this one monll~o l lady of the boolr l l k o I r v t l ~ Tlrtst E.5M rind wit\ 209 persons 11. the man's wlfr! hsld studl~dwith one of Jehc~v:ih's tvllntlsses Ilul I~arl slappcd hecause of her husl):~nrl%rnpposilion. Aftcr hrnrlnlf the whole messagc about the world crisis all hcr8:~mcdisturkcd. "l'liero are still n nurnllor 411 Jehovah's drirlian witnesses who are frnprlsola*d hccause thcg have been preaching. as well as the hook 7II'rlw Prcfcn nlrd Secpwif~j-Frotn Whcll Xo~trrr9 111 Amharic. They arc the W n l i * i l u ~ u omagazine r~ h EWE. the Bible. A t last rcpt~rtall rvcre r n n l t l n ~~ o o dprogress in gnlnlrrg Imowledgr nf Jrhovali's pul-pnsrs. ltul now wlren thr: wire ~'eturnccl home that even in^: hrr children lvsl~edIo meet twr t o tell her what had happened.13r1 1 1 ~ 1fblilj~h~1' bn sw! I IIIV 1 1 t ~ l vI ~ ~ V I I I ~ I hrrrlli~nr ! . and up to the present. M'hnt Yearbook X a joy for thc congregation to nrrnngc t o do just that! In the I v o r y Coast. Within n month he was able to arrange Ills nn'wjrs to legalize Ills rnarriace. Ile quit h l ~ secular wor'lc ht~nuse i t did not conform to Rlhlr! prinriples. and reat1 I h i s trari 10 them. good P T U R ~ C X S IS being made.445 prenrhcrs nf the good news i r ~ Ghann. \'lr.u the brother prrscnl~d the e~lvclnE to t i e ownct: t l ~ cman was apeerhlrsr. Ztvclve attenrl tlrc congregation ~neetlngs r ~ n d ~ W I Ior thrln arc nlrcncly ahririn in llle Zlrlcl wr.ldb~!~l~ly" Ilthtryn v ( > i y I ~ I U Pnllvc! ~ with Jrhovah's wllnesscs Ir~(liiy. anotltpr pcrsan would open the Bible nnrl read the scriptlzrc rtlorld. In Sncl. cmr>ssfu1 scrics of circuit asscmbllus followed. A dele ~ t l o n from the villnge was sent to contact the utlisher hegglng hlm i o come to Ihe vjllnge so that t t ~ could y learn more.fotl limc in 1973 Ihrre w a ~ u t~nnon i l l ( ! wurlc of Jchovnh'r. Rr r. Intereatlncly.. lE~r ca ital city.vcd rood experlenccs. 'l'hts is the way one man rcacted: During Ihr! intlividuaPs one-monfh yacatIon hc had the opportunlt to study the Bihlc with one of Sel~ovnh's wilnesses. and he found othar work. w3El1 a pyas atr(mlnnca of 4. ant1 nlso pasts of n l l ~ c t ~uhlications. Ncw translations of luhIlcations are hrinc mnrlc and the brolhcrs Lh~rcarc /~uplngsoon to rcrcivo ncw publications. witnesuus. It~steadof rnijlling it to the owner. ment of Ki~t.ijr. In Ghann they have had their second full year of operalin~ t h ~printery in Accra. Jchovah's spirit is puwerful. H e said l l ~ a tIf he w. Affcr that hc stnrCtcAlo share in thc flelrl uctruicc. tlir* world would be FI be!lclq place. 'l'hen l a Dt?ucinbcr of 3973 the "Dlvinc \"lctory" InternallanaY Assembly wits lleld in Nairobi.Ga and Wrr?l%! were ns many as 19. The Ethlnpinn hrothers w c ~ ealso able to attend the internatlon:~lassembly in Nairobi. So -he scnt h i s wife and thrrr! children to thrlr Immc vlllagc! so nu not to live wllh thein until 1tc rbonldt>e legally rnarrio!l+ In the menrillme he coniinuccl In study. hul tho brother refused it. she was Ihe m e who h i d lost Ihc envclopc! i~tId her husbnntl hncl heaped nngry worrls upon Rrr. The branch ofll~wwas opened agaln and.. One day one of Jrl~ovah'switnesses found an envrlope on the bus and. A goodly amount u l lite~attirtwas shipped m during the year.t~. Rut. and they cnjo. have suRjcIerlt copics t o go around. the African brothers have 1carnc-d to take care of many things. As a reeull. 11 hhrll'l pcl. (lne specinl ploncer has been hcltl In prison for nlrnost .11nse some diatnnl vlllages in which to place thc tmcts. ~ ~ Irnptlrt4 I I ~I hr uDivinc. while the former workers In the branch hnd had to leave. decided l o take I t to the crson.G Yearbook we undersland the Bible io teach. pranchlng the good news that he was 1~tirning. tao. In thc Volia reginn a ~ ~ ~ ~ h l l was u l ~ agiven r R n allot. Then the man drclnr(~c1 that.lnl'y" nn. Jehovah% wilnesaes are still thcre and are st111 wnrklng and at311 walking In the Ilahl. 1~1 ~~ o yit Wnx 1. rlntlrr S helr direction rlnA with Jehovah's help. and they rejolcc now to I~nvrh the entire hook TItr T~rnttl~TRrlt Lrotls to Etrmrttl T. she soon fi~und out: that the one who returnetl Ihc envelopc was one of JehovalPs witnesses. Each t h c a Hlb?~text was mentioned. All.2~ltlzcd. He wmtPcF to give the brother a reward. Scven months after hls first slu!ly.rffioamNewa Imr-is l o distribute. the newly inlPresl!:cl Indivldunl w:ks al~+eady conduct rng twelve Bible stud~cs tr T his own. W11r. a ham^ Dlhlc? fitt~dyhas b w n rmumed In t h a t Ilon~c~. The rrsdt wns a flnv Bible* discussion. this wnx nil prri nstdc by the government and a very s u e 16.v\r. 011 t l i r ! ~nve10 he wrc~tr!in the Ewe Innaungc?: "Very Importnnt!' A). ilnrYnv a. bath young nnrl old.u to Eter~iflrrlIdilrr !le knew that he would have to Irga&e his mtlrrlnge In order to Ilvt! as a true Chrlstban. Of chourse.rnd. ii' evrryone had l h n t kind of nejgl~borly nffcction. sinre n o one could givc any sat isfactory answers to I l w questions TImt were rarsed in tlls tract.

Persons who accept the truth.000Malawian brothers and sisters and people who fled with them living in refugee camps. The brorrlers ~ . The followjng morning the visiting couple were included in a discussion of the daily text. and said that John was like his son efore he became one of Jehovah's witnesses. A good discussion of the Bible was had during the day. an Interesting report comes from one Witness saying that relatives from France rvhom they had not seen fnr eleven years came to visit them in Morocco.The husgann gave up smoking and in a sl'lost: time they enrolled In the Theocratic Ministry Schcol and started in the field service. d wllh the result: that many new places have been opened up. W M e only a few were involved in personal use of tobacco. Before their return to France they were toId that them would be an international assembly af Jehovah's witnesses these in August. and o portunity lo attend foreign conferences." This brother wanted to share spiritual things with his small con regation in the interior of Liberia. but now look at the change! John had been a fighter and troublemaker all his life. it w-ould also have been a time-cnnsun~ingjob. and they should eventually become self-sup orting. They attended the assembly and were impressed by the atrnosphcre of brotherly love.11 rnonlh for several months the K h g rlovn hlilri. Two brothers were preaching to a young boy and gave him a lot of help. . and quite understandably many of the brothers have been affected by what was published m the TVcbtrhf o u ~ mmagazine about tobacco. What a fine splrif ior an elder to h ave l The work in Morocca continues in its second year under ban. ?he brother had just been appointed as the presiding overseer of the congregation. JnMozambique there are still around 36. and they are happy to share the truth with the people in those areas who have not heard it. ~ s p u n d eentllasiaslically. Nigeria now has more Kingdom publishers than any country other than the United States. so that they are able to raise their own fgod. To me this wn~ildbe spiritudly detrimental in Ihe eyes o f God. which I consifer to he the most important work for a Chrisdan. Sharing the Word of God brought great joy to both parties. They count i. instead of 462 congregations in Rhodesia. Tobacco in Rhodesia is a number one expart product. and now. and again prayer was offered before breakfast. In Rhodesia one of the very encouraghg features nf the nst year's activities has been the response to l hlr r n ~ rI n sprvr? where the need is greatest within l l ~ t ?i3(nrntry. much to the amazement of the local E peodle.ulr~/p11h l i ~ h ~i nd ~lioclcsincnrricd a list of Iti lac^ j)lnrbcswllclhc!~ n u r hhrlp was needed. The brotllers have been allotted land that they can cultivate. more dignity.~boofc a gear. The Witnesses decided to carry on their program of Life exactly as they always did. In Liberia a brother serving as a supervisor o f an adult education program was invited to take the job of assistant director of the national program.lo:ni. leave behind their old personality with its practices. However. The Bethel family i s delighted with their new faclow. but the brotherg are very strong spiritually. The man pointed to 111s artner. and he decrded that it was more important to take care of me "sheep" entrusted to him. within a short period he made his mind over comxlletclv. ilsolaced territories. saying: "I have been appointed as presidh overseer to shepherd the flock of God.t nn honor to suffer for Cllrist's sake.S98 are sharing il~eeirknowIedge of God's Word ~ 4 t hothers in Nigeria. thoughn arc not discou~aged. we have 513. The lalest 9 report from Nigeria shows that 100. which is now supplying all the congregations with magazines. He put Kingdom interests first. FIe was fined eIeven times in one year for fighting. It was necessary fox quite a few Europeans to move out so there was a decrease of about twenty publslrers du. literally hundreds have been involved in its production. and continued considering the daily text as the had in their cousin" home in MOTOCCO. including the Yearboolc. Their meal w a s started with prayer. " W h y do yoy say this?" one of the brothers asked. They obtained severaI publications. Right now the Word of God is bdng preached in more areas within Rhodesia's boundaries than ever before. Leaving the congregation lo arcept a directory post in Monrovia would be seeking selfgratiff cation. This would have required him to move to the capital dty. Many have returned to their tribal trust lands. The father of the boy told the brothers that If anyone could change the bad habits of his son i t would be Jehovah's witnesses. The brotliers. But when he started to listen to the truth. and in the evening when a book study was conducled in the home the relatives were invited to attend.ing the year.S Yearbook Yea. But it would have brought him a higher salary. In June of 19'74 the government allotted ttrce large new areas in the northwest part . food ha? been provided regulady along \n% medxcal supphes. I-Iowever. Whcn the brothers left this work because of t h d r determination to have employment that would not bring Jehovah's disap proval whole congregat~onsfolded up. A Little over a year later they were both baptized.. The government authorities care for our brothers by giving them a place i o st? e n d . He declined the offer. John.

1974.q m:ilerlal c.clle. the territory Is hdng covered nppmximately twice a month." which lllcrallg means "Can I cscort you?" If the man Js intcrrslcti he wid give her kola nuts. TLuntir~ds of European cmhildrcn hnvr brt>tz PXrirJlcd frrnn school because of rrl'uain~ to shnre in tlt. l ' h ~l. In I-Iawali.ut~ldhe ~ r ~ s e n t e dTile .nngc for special meetin s iu which iI11.408 AT~. "Litlanndoo. . if n girl sees s man aht. NeedIcss to say.llag saluting and singIng I h r ~nn i lonal. 'rhr! I~rothcrs rlirl not want the worldly girl to Iollow thcm. so that all I he brothr1. to gel toaether in one happy. itley ranll.~t~fn&l to share the good news of Ihrb Kil~gdorn with 1411 persons. Making gcrnrl ustl af ttlcir opportunities for lidd sclrvicr. fur rxampZe.e the "$oo(l i~cws"willl 111c pauple.Colored (mulatto). and everyone was siinply 11ubt~li)i~ nvr:tu wHh . Many of them arc called on regu~farly..rc~tbrrsin tlie camps havr cont lnucd their preaching untI t rvaching rvork.~. Many pcople fled from Malawi whcn J~hovnh's witne9sr. Sl~rldny nfternoon of the coi~vcntion tlicre was a never-iu-bc-forgottenslght for thc ht. 'I'hrou~hout the year drcult nsscmhliea have been hcltl.In spite uf tlirsa p~mblems the hrothcrs are strtmg and are detci. P A1 111e same lime hundreds oS Aftmicanchildren wcre csprllcd h o r n st11001 becatlse lhcy rcfuscd l:o hare in prayers nnrl dnging hymns o f Inlsc ~.l r b v -. united thron It was an escltll~gcxperience? Jt was fi sharing of the lruth wtlh proplr! or Inany rtingucs. Within a few months Ilr!s ~h-1rlcdicated her life t o Jehovah and is a vm-v nctlvr publishes. thoz~gh.co~rgr~gnlivns were to W ~ Y I Cwlhl 'larEer nearby congrrgaiionc: sn 1h2L a11 w o ~ ~ lhe d nhlr 10 shale the spirltr~:tl flclod proviclcd by .ce year ended %c r ~ f u ~ e lbrothers e~ were C R ~looking P I ' ~forward ~ to thc ilifrteen assemblies awnnged in the ~ S u g e c camps so that they. In South Afrlca the most outstanding went of the yerv was Ihr! international convention in Johnnnesburg. Indian and wldte brothers for t Ire flist real internxlionnl gnl hcrlng of Jehovah's witnesws Jn South Africa. sRe may cnlnll nut lo him. As the scl.cc of very fineinsiructlon and encourage- . Many left the Iarge camp at Mlnngenl and rnovert to other. she bas not been Gaylnfi: "Llilanndno" t o any st-range men sknce coming Itila Jrhovnhk srlcan or~nnizatiun. not only at the homes. Especially the European brothers are under rcssure 1)rcause of their neutral stand.'rc m a r r i a ~ e arrangements can be started. So ~ o o dwork i s being donc.So it appears now that our brothers have sufltcicnt land on which to raise their crops to take cam o f themselves. some congregations cover I l ~ r i ~ . rind t h e 11rethe1-s hilvc shnrcd the truth wit\ thcm. More than one ~undr'cdyoung brothers arc sn-vln~liftccm-manll~scntrllcars In dctcnlion barradcs hwnzlsr of t hr military issup. Durlng Llic ypar 1.srnhlvthrre.md sont a copy lo each congrrgalloll n s k l n ~ lllcm to rjrhr. On April 8.rit~wcrc mnde for thr mnrrlrd brother's wife to slnrt a I3ibJr stucly wllh Ihe girl."she tniting a fancy to one of the brothers. So Lhcy slopped and gave her a witnms conrc~~ning God's Itinf:dorn. and from tills polnl unt. but nlso nt places n i l~usiness. ~lnlhern. T h c Rand Stadium Wns packed out wlih 33. witrhO:k tlredb: of vidtors from overseas. Whsrbcb the islitnds arc scattered spc(!ial eiTotl is ~1 17(wih III sh8i.I ' 'The brothers in South AfsIca have theff problems. nnd they witness to toi1rl8ls on Ihc slrcets. FIr! iw now safe In onr of t h refugee ~ camps. one of I l ~ chraihcrs ?n prlson wns relensed and the prlson wnrtlan told him l o flee quickly t o thp Portuguese terrjfolby. nor did: Ihvy Ilave any intention of givlnfi hcr holn nuts.s might slrartl 11. In Tr1~13RPPPIJ>HC permission cannot bc oblnlned to have rl~strirl or circuit nsscmbltcs.a wrre so cruelly crseruted. 'I'llort! arc still about twenty hr~~theril in rSmn in Mnlawl. nllt sonlr of 1I1c brul hr. 111~11 l ZSLANDS OF TFIR WElA The people who live on the IslantIn of the sea are no1 being overlooked in the prenclrlng of 111~7 Kin dom ~ o o dn e w .~Iling.vl. This provrd to I)c vrry s~lccessI111 and a sour.Jehovah made It pnsslble &r OI ail races and Languages in Soudl Africa. one nlreorly married.lran. . srn~Filpl. Iwcause . IIowever.10 Yearbook of Mozambique w h m the brothers can ~eftle. She expressed keen jnlrrest In thc promised nrw system of things. could enjoy the fine program of the "Divine Purpose" District kssernhly. n the Marshall Islands &strict of Mlcron~sla. locntfons. witnessing whcrever the bonl stopped.~ ~piritilalfood the bran(-11 in Togo Ilopublic ~i~imeogrnpl~ctl the entire program of Ihc asacmhly .n qroup o f nlne publishers set out on a twenty-lo~rr-(laytrlp on H copra ship. fnncies. were engaging 111 the field service when n girl ran behind them say in^^ ""Llllnnr~rloo.959 new brothers a d sisters were LNlptl?rd In the r d u g ~ e camps. In Sierra b o n e it is the custoin among Kiss!-s eaking people Lhaf.swcre able to go tn A r c m t r ~nftc!nrl thp es. along with their brothers throughout ttle world.Telrvval~'surgal-lization.uthe~s In Sotlth Africa.Ion. It wail most trul a dlvine victory.r. Onc rlny iwn hmthcrs. rlrcuil: overseers have vlsilcd thr! congregations Inside 1 1 1 ~ cnmps and this has resuItcd in improved r~nllly In lheir meetings. Arrangr?mc.once s every three or flour days.

in that case. the publishers promptly worked the whole village with Kingdom maws tract No. Hc was impressed by what he read and soon figreed lo s Bible study. T h e meeting was held in a cool spot under the pandanus trecs and the people sat on the sand.~ . It was a dimcult decision f o r this oung lady who tmly Ioved her father. "This is a Caihnlic Bible that we are using. 16 and invited the people to hear an explanatjon of the subject that afternoon. l r t l ~sit t t b t ol' IXt~itlus illat wear a symbol of phallic rvorshlp around thtxir neclcs. disposed P 13 connected with anemtor worship. almost completely Roman Catholic.Tehovah's witnesses!' Understandably she was surprised when the hausel~older responded.Yearbook Yearbook Their congregation aided them by providing food supplies. I-Xe would not even allow her to call hjm "fstl~er. even before baptism. As an example. So. "Are W O N a Catholic?" T h e sister replied frankly. she made rapid progress In her study of the truth and. A temple poajari (pxjest) nT this sccl: was witnessed to and he took the T'I'IIIJL book. one eleven-yearmoldboy baptlzed in . was regularly devoiing Retwwn 70 and SO hours $11 the field service each rnonlh.For tlre purchase of another rotary press to keep u p with the demand." The householder persisted. Itvcnty-nine percent of all the publishers in dapan at the present time are ioneers. 1." It proved to be most lrying f o r this young lady to live in a home where everyone ignored her. After the talk. But her father insisted that she continue to take part in Me family ceremonies 12 response. "Oh. The f a f n ~ r refused to recognize her as a daughter any longer. 'I'hc young woman has Been baptized. but then a Bible study was started. Illr rrgulnr pioneer service. Even young persons can display love for Jehovap. They also had a fine time distributing the Kdng&m News. Sometimes when an individual earns the truth in a land where thcre i s deep. New Zealand reports Zhat the past year has been very evenlful for them. Desptte family apposition. The island of Malta Is. atomic bomb tests there. "Is this Catholic?" she was not surprised. mostly adults.077 persons were baptized during the year." After the first call. well. and her first month's field service report showed 50 hours and 2 home Bible studies o f her own. you had better come inside. Nearly all the con+gregations average more than twenty hours per pubhsher each month in preaching the Kingdom good news. r m . cleared their house of idols and religious pictures of Hmdu rnythologics. Thcrc i s a c . questions from the audience were answered. She was given the choice by her father of either worshiping her ancestors or being cut off from the famiIy. Am& Jehovah's witnesses in Rang Kong have had a fine ear in Kingdom service. "No.. Now their originaI relationship is restored. T h e people living here were moved from Bikini Atoll at the time of the U. Begides completing a new addition to the branch ofilce. And. it is very difficult. we are . persistence was sequired to find the interested person at home again. One young nominal Catholic lady. and 134 new congregations were formed. In a short lime the woman was sharing in the field service. Thousands have bcen imbued with tlie pioneer spirit. The result was most inkresting. seventy-two persons showed up. She asked Jehovah for strength and then told her father of her decision.456 persons baptized during the service year. The response was gratifying. they enjoyed lhefr "Divine Victory" District AssembIy at Christchurch. has shared in I lrr! lernporary pioneer service and i s making plans To). And the new factory In Numazu is putting out the Watchtower and Awake! magazines at such a rate that the Society has arranged . rcspect for ancestors and members of one's immediate family. This she could not do and she made every effort to explain. Knowing that in nine cases out of ten n negative answer would have ended the conversation. religiously speaking. Tn T r ~ t P l r ~ l. when a temporary pioneer slster was asked by a househalder. and there was appreciative o f at1 her religious pictures and objects and wrote a letter t o the church asking them to remove her name from the membership roll. and are now attending meetings at the Kingdom Hall. Bul with the passing of time the father did observe his daughter's fine conduct and came lo admire her firmness in her new faith.355 publishers was reacbed. One oi the stops they made was at EEili. lhrre are those steeped tn false reI l j : l t ) l ~ t i I rbf~rh IIIRR l llrhf cnms In touch with the truth r111r1 l t i r ~ l u b V : I H ~ v l l ~ ~ ~ i gIn r $ thrlr llvclr. which means that one seventh of all their Kingdom proclaimers came into the truth during the past twelve months. upon learrdng the truth. O n the same island a young gir1 first heard the truth when visiting the home of a friend. she replfed tactfully.X. according to tlw branch report. t . On landing. Japan enjoyetl a 61-percent fnmease in publisfers in August when a new peak of 26. even reverenl. With the release of the New World Tmnslatbla of t h Crt~istaan ~ Greek Xcriptzcres in Japanese there was much joy among the brothers. Japan had a wonderful year of pmgress! There were 7. Both he and his fanlily removed the phallic emblem horn their bodies.

r.nv I t ~ i p ~t /. so they traveled together #inti talked. Itit* 1111ili l ~ l \ ] ~ ~ IJ !x r ~ l In lg'jnlnnd Jehovah's witnesses are very delighted wil 11 1Eicir' new printing plant.114. Rave her an opportunity lo rxplaln the nr-igln af Christmas. re 12s R splenrlld ear of activity. Tlle~ctwo individuals nirh ~ll:l~t. n sinrvre ~athoyiicand vice-pwsitl~nta[ the Student Un! t~olir~ Actlon organization.~IIICI i r ~ihcila 0111 i ~ f y ?I h ~ yt v ~ r e I l l r . Kven lrPor~ baptism sll* wnr x ~ n d l nunr ~ hundrvd hours a month in thr prcarhkc work. l A young clctllcated ppt." This r. Jehovah's wiinesscs in Karca are ale1 t t n follow up all Interest prumptly. when he met his roommate a ain.000 bound hooks n year and miHions o f mnc:~zines.said he would rnll again..and s h ~ safd.two and eighty-four ycnrs old.tkllly In ' h r v study I 7. whn wns oftrn dislurbecl hy i-rllflous hypocrisy In colleffc hls I-oommnte had many unctcan habits ancl this psrson trIrrI unstlcccssfi~lly many times t e g e t hls roommntr to reform. OItcrl Ihe rm ~ l o y c ~would s talk about how mt~rh they r>njoycd I111. l i e saw 8 twmcrtdous cgange in his f o r r n ~ rroornmtllp.sun w:is ~vr.e~ihome Bible stutlics.845 Wing bxptizrcd and joining wlth Jc hovali's wilnr-sses in this grcat work uf Iir:lpin~:ol hers I-aundersinliit t h e reason f o r all the Irotihl~n ntl distress i l l Ihr. ~ I I . hc commented: "If these gounr mrn nf tinknolvn erluri11lonalattainment h a w succe(~rlr\d whcrr ave fatlcd wlth nll of our so-called Icarnin~. Tmr ~ a w dwil h the effect that studying God's Word with gchovnhls witnesses had on h5r roornmnlt-'s lifc in just n frrw months' time. It seemed as tl~ougtieveryone there was very y o u ~ ~and y this caused I hr! slster in thlnlc illry wi~ulrl not be Interested in the r~. o r h ~ mlatives r nsc studying with Jehovah's w i l n i v s ~ s . Ihwa rvclmr15. after associatinff wit Ii Jchov:ih'~ mitnssses. hothInea'"Vell.Illlllrs.l-lr!nj: in u c l u t b g store w h w r there was :I staff rtl' ttlrlwt: thirty. l Some of them first hcard the fruth Ihrouglt i ~ ~ f o r r n nwitneasine.e.nty-six years of age. She is now a r ~ g u l a rpioneer conduct in^ thlrtr.gatlons in Rurapc.ulll. 'firoirgh her efforts hvtvpnty. Some .059 persons bapll~ed durfng the past year. world and what t h e ulthiiaic nut oolue will be.w. and their sh.~. In tlm 15 Iwenty counlrles west of the Iron Curtain there were 452. 'I'hc~. Tl~erlflve months after leaving rnllcge. f. 41.and.P s l ~ : t r ~ r ~ g ~ v l l l iotE~vrs. Seelng I he coiitrnfil bet wtvn 1 llrkr rl~urchrind the new assodntlon. I r t 1 4 r . l t v IIIINI I RIIIHI rntv~ioryan11 ~ ~ t ~ r imnnv ~ l l g p. 'I'hlr Il:lrr . From Denmark we learn that while lhosc acce ting the truth loday am usually ynunprr w p l ~ wc .rrl hr. family. nnrl a ncw peak of 76. &ey renched n p e a r of 26.rw :ir. ~Y nrc t d ) I. A study was started and t h wo1n:tn ~ sturll~devery very early before stnr.e good news ot the Kingdom. but the young slstrr did n n t \rant l o nrt In on R c~nfroversialsubject with Ihem. At the close of the service ear Tioren.tlna OR on hcr clay's $o"FPPinfiy the time slla Rnlshrrl fils ildnl ch:lpt~r o f thr! Truth hook she had Hvvn h(-in su]?rrntllious pl. he got n real surprise. Onc ~dllisher studied fnr t t i r w years with a c)nc~rcE I & P I . Interest was amused. The Isdy explaind shc did not Ifvr! In that ncigllhorhood. A few days later thr! pul)lIshcr covrr'ed I hat cntirr? nelglrborttood. The wife l ~ ) nH . and t hr? Iu-otllrrrs have had some very rlcltght rul experiences.trts of Iir~ly. but mcntiond t h e gen~rnlnetf!hhorhoorl wilere shr ltvcd. sl!olild never feel (ha%the older persons wllf nut he rweptive loo. ~~ I53111113 P ~ I ) I . Oncl nf thorn not Iong nac) lvns n youn man holding a tlrgrc!c in >hilosophy. Thcn. morc than 1.3M persons were h~ptlzed I r ~ s yc:trq. a large addjtlon having I~rril nlndc 10 urhat they already hnd. too.928 congre. I hey withilrc~ I l n t ) r n 1114% rlluwh organization.353 active preachers of the good news. After aturlging t l ~ chook The I T-11thTlml Lead3 to Btri?'?tal Idif(:i lay ilnallq .71 ~juldishers was reachcd.lwr. ihi.Yea~book Yearbook 14 Tokyo has been condurtlng BIble studlea in the book F T O Pttradise ~ Lost to Ptrrrrrlisr! I?rgrrirtccl since the age of lour and has all'catly nirlcd one older persun 29 come to the point of baptism. The prtblishe~.Cshe w a s sevr. The eople of the Philippine lslantls ccrtalnty have responrkd t o the truth. But where could they have a study? 'J'l~r!~rnployec'shusband r~l)jectedlo t h e truth.Inccrr! former Catholic I s now n baptV~cd pt~hlfsher c ~ f 111.actIcrs In s ~ t nf e Initial r)pposlllr~nfronl hn.174 puh18hers.nng inc dthe cafe durlng their lunch perSod. One of the t~n11Ioywswanted to know what she was go?jlg to huy her lrushand for Ch~Sslmas. rhr! emp l o y e ~Ilved in the same direction from the strwe 8 8 l h r alstcr. A publisher In Chonju met a responsive wonla11 o l about sixty ycnrx n l age.t h r n here fs w i ~ d ~ l i l fnr superior to what I have studlrrl in rollege.iv11r41 [ .~t+Inathis with the people of nll thcsc nntjons re* sullrd in 56. in lime Ihe sul>jectof Christmas came up.od pancalces.r?nrr! now 6. so the study wils eventually :~~. he ton uildprtonk a study of the Hlblc. so as t o Rntl t 1 1 1 ~ fntm'esttrd pcrson. through the shnrlng of the truZh with others. 'rhry a l r cljsIrihullng nver 200.bey. Howpver. ~ FOU~IE.n in R! twd many meetings al thr! Kingr om Ilu 1 'I'lry LVPII? clerply shaken when they saw how lnnny clrrgyInrn rlrny God's Word. EUROFPl The dedarIng of the good news of the Kingdom th~%uphtlutEurope met with good success.

T ~ prospects P 01 further cxpnnsion In thr Inrblcry and Bethel hornc have f hrilletl thr T26thcl family.ma!iy untl Ihry h : ~ v c5.r. 17 and 18. And on Al~rZ12. The truth Is pnbvcrful. 17.oicbr?over ihclr 15pet-cent increase in publishers.111. men{.Tllrct? o f lhcsc cases were heard in courl. One f n mil y rrcrked Ri PI grE?%~ ms No. It is sriil necessary to continue holcRg mcetlngs witlth only s fcw attending tn private I~nmrs. s n d it makes the hearts of Jehnvn h ' ~witnes~cs cvrbr'y\vhere Ilappy ta see the great influx of people who r t n ! fleeing from Babylon the G r w ~ t . Good progress is be in^ tnrrrlu nnd tl-lcy are learning the truth.Yearbook times In the summer they studied 331 the park. As far l a c k as Nuvernb~r 14. sugal. Eight consecutive ubllahrr P P R ~ Swere enjoyed from September to hpr$ nnd (iirn in Junc there was another prak of 13. The new gov~rnmr%nt declaf ed freedom oP cx rcqqion nnd Ihc wstltution of civil rights. some weeks she conducted the study on the way to work ~ n t other l weeks on the way home from wnrIC Another one joined in the study and soon both werc attendins!: meetings.141.382 publishers: Wrst J3vrlln opcmles separately inside o f Enst C.555 publishers in West Berlin. The neighhnr was impressed nncl looked f n r . tKst t.000. They wnnt t o r h ~ r ethe goad t h i n ~ sthey have lcarncd wltll ns ntnny as I hey possibly can. and do not Hlce to (lo nny h n r ~ n to you.. Grrrcc has had ftg troubles wlth a chnn of govern.Errt what the families are studying and their hcllef and tllr urfect they have on neighbors re truly tclllnf:. A11 t h e star now lrnow ~ v h othey nrti and therr nrr mm*P crpportunities t o witness. T e brancll nvcrmm writes that another one of the big cwnts of i h year ~ was whrn they recelvcd t h e Frcnch crllllon of tl~c! N~70World Trnrtslntion of the 1To2.lolrn's mother. Nvw puhllal~clrx Jotnctl in this work.9 In thpsp areas.of them shorrd In tfio distrihul ion of Ir'istgdo?n hTezo~ No.rblicalions. There was qlbe:ilrxrllcnlt~~ll i111dcnthualasm rluring the dlslrihut Ion.r. WP shot~ldIrrep in mind t h a t the work in Porlu~nEwas bnnncd undcr the old regime. Jehovall's witnesses in Portt~gnlmadp a requesl far lr a1 recogni lion and it is rinr. More Hiblt! ~ t u f l l c IVC~I! ~ slnrlerl. In turn. Both are now dedicated sisters. who wrote: ['But thnt~lcabe to Got1 who always leads us in a triumphal procca~lnnIn rnmpany wlth t h C ~hrist and rnnlres the odor o l Lhe knuwIrdgcr of him perceptible t1lrou~h us in evcry plncc!" 12 Cor. they arc IIstening to it and they. ' h e y continuccl. 1 % ~ )coplr in this Catl~ollc country art anxious now tn kavt. Af'cer a discussion abnut the chlld'n uphringlng and this matter of cigarette smoking. Thc brothers "exploderl" with joy! Cermany cnjoyrd a year ffll~~ledto the IwYrirn with b l e s d n ~ s .. Those who started out wllll (rnct r!l. &cause cigarettes do harm: thry cnusr eonrt.Tel~ovnh's witnc. the preaching of tlze g o d nrws wns ticco~nplislied in a magnificent way En Portugal dudng the past >-ear." "Why no cig:lreites'l" asked Aunt ICntlna. In 1954 there were 2.nrEo. john'^ mother got a home Bible s t ~ ~ d stnrtctl y with Iter nrigl~bor and all t h e family. also aanthrr person worlring at the store has b m n haptlz~cl. . macnronl. It& rlixt ri h u i ~ r lKip. H i s lgaotl to srr! i h~ steacly increase clue to the sharing at the guorl ncw. are shnrln it with others.rdthere nppears to be more freedom rind thr h ~ + o l l ~ rcnn r s lncPt more freely. with the result tF~.587 pub. and il is ho rrl thnt: durlny! the next twelve months they will also l?e able l o fro.. T h ~ r e is :in interesting experience of a little hoy who shorvcrl. The 3974 service year has been a ~vonderfulone for the brothers in France.r>rmany now has 93.crvic~yrnr a t ~ ~ r t ~OUT c $ with some of t h e brothers befng n r r ~ s l r din five tllflrrrnt dlies and charged with 'illegal' me~t1ng. ~ ~ 16.4 1974. acquitting the accused. In Portugal the brothers P~rljuat like Paul. Littlc John was plnylng outside his home when a nelghhor woman c i ~ U r dllim rind gave him money and asked Illm t o gn l a tllc tlr~arhy store t o buy her some cignrcttes. usin I h c LVrrEc??toluer thp AzrruBe! magazine and the lioo%r. The ' brothera rcsponrlcd In :I wonderful way. but no $1 arettes. tI~creport showcrt XJ73.sst?s s l ~ a r e Ihe t r u t h of Gnd's lVorf1 rvilh them. k 17 Another milestone has been reacl~edfor the XtaEan witnesses of Jehovah.rr~lyho cd now f l ~ ~ t prescni government will a r t ~ilmra!l~on the papers filed so LE . Jusl this lnst year they Increased by over 10. %he Germsn printing p b n t nt Wlerhnd~n liar Ihc privilege o f supplying many o f tl~rhrt~(1iei-aIn Europe with literature. 18. cnRec. Thc s.rr. The younj: lncP snid: "Aunt ICatina. Now that the govc~rnmmthas rllnn~. 2:14) Yes. Aunt. a n d I I. lishers.ft sixlrrn prssnns i n that particular family and relatives ot I n t e w s t ~ din the huth. t h e right Christian cunduct. a ~ e t v regime tool< ovcr l l ~ ecountry. As in many ather n ~ t no f the wor& allring . and few. They arc? now looking h r w n r t l to d o ~ t h ! i n ~ the11 rodlrction of literature during 1 1 1 ~ 1975 servlcr year.n N I J I *Nos. ly Ilaly and France with some new puI. L972.trlhution ditl not stop there. bui ill(! judgca rrndt!red rlecisions in two of them clearly In ravor ol' rclipious Ireedorn.11 flrriptttren.ve you.his p a ~ t service gear. So it i s bcncncinl when mr! shnrc the truth with those around us. They re. thus nnrlln~forty-elglit years of dictator~hlp. Tn 1 9 6 4 . let me go to tIlp Rrocer'~nntl Z)rly Tor you whatever you like. And in 1974 there were 41.

he did some witnessing wit11 magazines on a busy street corner. 111 I ~ m eshe accepted the lr~rthnnd gut hnplizct1.tt~rlnllstIc: leasures to the hilt. flnd Ihcy hnd a Tong talk about rabbit brrerling lhnt cntlrd wllh a few lhaughts from the Hible. Sn thc l ~ r o i h ~ rwould s meet with Iicr $r sludy clsc\lFhct. He !hen rrmsmhercd his fleshly brother.. 'Tile chi~ngcrl ntlltudc r ~ f thc l~ushand also helped t o gct othrr mernh~rsof the Pnmily to take an interest It1 thr 231b3e's mrsstlgc?. While a circuit overseer was dsiting a cong~gatfon In Storkholm. The husband of thr! rvonynn was v c l y mutmh opposed. In one o f Ihcst! lands there was a marvelous response I n t h e invitation to enter the temporary pionrcr ranks at vacation time. So I bought a I 3 i h l ~ hccause I: heard someone s a y t h a t these diffYcultics in the world were foretold there. The weather proved to be very rainy. As a sister explained lo one housrholder who was complaining about the rain: "Wrll.' Then he explaine'd to t h e publis11er: 'Three months age 1 began t o wonder If life had any menninr. The Ixuth must be shared with all kiilds of people. and later a visit was liiade on t h i s young cou le A Bible study Was started nnd Ihen it was t u r n e z o ~ e rt o a local hrother. too. as were other I. knothc!r rnarrlt3tl couple In this atheistic land were p u r s u i n ~rn. In one rnsc an elderly Witness r*oup\c rc:ceivcd l h ~tlcldress af a wonIan who had shohvn s r m e Interthst i l l the truth.I Bihle lecture. We were able to get into every home and often we were invited to sit down. Hc cspci. But if is diflirull I n flnd what is writlen in that hook. The pressures that come upon ihcm from govclmmental sources vary from place l o place. srnang whom are nine men who are rencly to ~ e started t in the fldd service. Suddenly there was no one else on thp strcet te talk to.lrntl nirmbers. evergtlling i s looking so hopeless. Thc brother was t~ call on a crrtnin dny just bckjre the noon meal. Many whole families and sludy groups arranged to do this and traveled t o ourlyjng tcrrilori~s t o work. who was one of Jehovah's witnesses. Ttwy accepted the truth and fuui~dr c ~ lpurIEose in living-scrvin God according to ilk StAnrlal'ds. In ycl n n o t h ~ rland behind the Iron Curtain a thirty.u. Tlicir slny with him completely changed Iheir nutlook ost llfc.A third visit convlnccd the Ilouseholder (11' llle nmd to le~1-nmore aS God's truth. w e do not mind the rain so much. Invll~clthc I~ouscl~otdcrl o visit with them in their homr. Now they disrussed with their new sifitrr ways and means l o r them to approach Irt*r husl~rtnd.~hbiLs. he ware long hafr and was h e a ~ i l ybcardcrl. but t h i s had its advantage. our brothera continue t o share I h e good news of the Kingdom with others. They decided to make a trip i n vIsiZ Rim. The worEd cannot have many years left. that you invited rns to . A regular Trlbl~!sludy was started. and wc ~ho~ilrl not hesitale to do so.tion. Sweden. many people in the v i l l a g e gaiherccl in the opr11 air a n d a brother was able to deliver a lalk t o ihcrn.lally noticed one young couple. nut they no real saIfsfat. and they. in tm-11. but tiicy use all the means that are open to them to reach the pcople with the truth from God's Word. yclrtr. Ncfrt time l i ~ ehrotI~erbrougl~lhis wife along. but [his t ~ l ks r r m turned into a discussion of 131hli! tn~tlis. another are? a brother who was temporniy pioneering reported: The people in general w w e favorably inclined. In i l n o t l ~ ( * sland hchtnd the Irnn Curtain massive atheist Ir Inrloctrin. 130 you know if It says so in the Bible?' Tlze puhIis11er then showed him the book T r n Pcuce ~ awf Rer:n7itli-Frorn Wltrtt . They armngcd Sor the brother to call 011 him undcr Ihe prct~nseo f wanhng to buy a few rnbbits f o r breedin :." In one area \ v h ~ r ~ previously the response t o the message had h c ~ n Imor. Belriild the Iron Curtain.a~niousIu rjrdrr to circumvent t!le prejudice SO I11e will Ilstrn. The wife went into a shop and the man sat outside.18 YearbooJc that the preaching af the good news cnn go nhead without any interference. Often they react antag. l'he husharid invited the hrolhcr lo visit him ~ g u l n in arclcr I r k continue lhelr cliscussian about ~:. indulging In ail hinds of dchsueRries.The mblishers have t o ha in.n lo our sermon. The man read it thoroughly and then sa~rl: This is redly remarkable. wit11 the hope o f cvergsting life undcr )cl0111(? t~lsrightenus klngdorn. l'lw husband invited tlie broiher to e t ~ lwith rhctn. after which several asked to be called on in their homes. Tlw publisher did not ap. TI11~1gsworked nut ns pli~ntictl.To?&l'rhc:P and directed his aitentfon to "What Will Be illc Srgn'?" A good discussion was had. Soon the Intcrest In evrl-lasting life In Gad's new order became much greater Ihnn the Interest in rabbit breeding. because we are sure to find many people at home." In that S A ~ I P Yearbook 19 land a pianeer slrcter reporta that from the studies she Is currently condut!t[ng there are thirty-six persona who nre serjously Intercstcd. so he handed the individuaI a handbill for a puhllc mecling. onIstlrnlly or cvcn vlol~ntly.ald rnrrnRrr of the Comm~mnist party was em- .~tiun over n pcriocl of many years has m:~c?eil hart1 far people ta accept anything having to do with Cod or thr Rihfe. The womnn contemplated sulade and her I%usb~nrl waR not far from s t ~ c ha state of mind. proach the man rig11t away as he did not laoEc too inviting. only rarely dld any mluse lo 1istr.

t ~ 3UG. 'rhc brother ohtnfnrd a I3ihlc folb him and Soon l?lryotlng m:rn was l11:tliin good prog~. trach me to do ytwr will. you can have Iti~rnall. bui h e did nnt shrink hnck." While she looked un In surprlsc Ihc man hrgnn In take down all the religious pictilrclu. In Canada plans were worked out for building a new Kingdom Hall on the property of the Society In Tnronto and for enlarging the prlntin~plant.e1xm-c RIIY of Jehovah's witnesses in his vlll.lnd the young man remembered having herird a ho!~tan eldeviy wuinan there.ess.ayer.fi78 were hap+ tized.rgc*. I-Ie was asked: "IJave you rcconsldelwl and art! you going lo change your cnurec?" 'I't~cyoung Inan nnswrred: ""No!" The reply of tho rour Inrn was hard to hcli~ve:"All r i ~ h t Give . Thvy have now reached a new ~ a ofk n. 10) A few days latpr whi'lc I was at wnl-lr somc puhlishera 0 from door to spoke tn my wife tvhcn tlrry were Ro!n. liral. I lrlld my wile that wr would RQ to no more but t h a t Jehovah would hrlp ~ t st o Anrl the r i ~ ' t ~plac:e. us ynur Party m ~ m 1 ) ~ 1 . I-Iowcver. lcarned that t h e name of Ihe true God is Jehova . n t was rich. If Jehovah t l o ~ snot like llnng~sto hr wor~hiped. Interestingly.the? y e should look for scin~e~ h i i r ~ 1in1 whIcZ3 to worship. Jollov. then.featured nn article entitled As Relidon Goes D~lwn. H c wcnl oul Inlo Illy street and to Ihe first person Ihnt came by Ile m i d : Tnke these. and durlug thr y ~ t .I ~ n l l o ~ v ithis n~ !IF? was called to a security ofllce. N o ~ vtltn1 y o t ~ t ~ ~ 1n:tn is n baptized Wjtncss. .' In Nicam ua the rebulldin of the Kingdom Halls and homes o! the broth~rsJn iManaRu€tarea moved ahead after the enrthcliiakc illr*rc*. 'IVe b g a n lo go to d i S f c r ~ ~ones ll but T wns nnt satisfied. will1 thrir churches getting emptier all the ilme. quiring former churc0h I~~~lltlings ~ n c l atlicr fncilitles in which to gaihcl* lhrir nllrv mcnlher~." A flnt! dis. The brother proce~cled l o give him n slmpls witness about honesly al onr's pl:trr o f cinploymnlI. And Ihc yclung man replied: "How is it.Jehovah's \f'lincsses Move Al~entI.In time Ile wrote . The young inan aslred: "Arr?you one ol Jchovi~h's wltncsses?" The brother s d d illat Eie wnR.d roof in somc? pnlto.rfi~~-ntinrl In \rlillrK hr slated { h a t he was no Itmgcr goinp lu Ilc nclivr in the political organizalion hcrause he had llrcnmr onp of d~l~ovah's 114ritnesses.Thc econornlc conditions made living w r y rllill~1111. lnltr 11' away. t I prayed: 'Oh."The first paragmpli of tllc a l l irlc stntcrl: "Whel-ens traditional religions are on tlw want.ilr. il Is talac: w r sl-r golnr: ti.icl< h o ~ n rill cast' somcthjng would happen lo him. I took nolc tllnt Jehovah does not Iikc images In worship. hut 1 1 ~ditl nol. Thew niae now 10. When lle at-rived h r was r~re~vcr! by f o ~ vmPn.502 were baptized. know what t o do with thcrn.' Tlc stlya. Jrllovah's Witnesses ore experiencing incrcnst!rl mcmberslilp and art? even ac. It k Interesting to nate that a French.uly arnazlng and thrlltlng to a m Thr majority of the fourteen congregallons In the Mnnagiin area are still meeting in buildings wit11 crackrrl waFls or just ilnder a galvanizr. door. R n one oo:nsim he was observed by an elderly Witnrss who nsricd him why he was doing such a thing.After he t!lmr!d in li!s slnlvmpnt lie was given notification thnl hc hnd 1w-n flr'r>d from his jab.slaip boo]: and you can go!" The yo!knE mnn anrl ( ~ I P l ~ r opersons with him ivere amamd. and a cournueons onr. so they left the addrpss of Ihe mcellng hnll. Tlie brother asked him wl~ell~ert11r1. The young man had no f ~ n r . Mexico has the greatest number of publishers of any country an the Nor llz American eontb~cnt. Next to the Unlted States.the ~ n l t c fStnles. the spiritual promss on the part of .383 congregations servlng !rum A l a ~ k nl o Pnn~rna. NORTIF AMERICA From Alaska in the far north ri ht on down through Canada. s i n w (110 ~ o o d shelm@ to the State and tIic ~ o v ~ ~ n r n c . M a n y people in Mcxicmo nre haHng experinlces similar t o this one: 4 T l ~ r r ) uthe ~ l ~h l c ?'ltC3 TvirtJt Thnt Lectds t o Etefwnl TA e J. On the North American ct~ntinmtnorv Ihere are 692.I clc. lllril your cntldurl is so goat17 I heard that Jchov~i11'swltnesscs RIP vety bad peoplc and a burden to society." Jehovah's witnesses' sharlnr the (riilh wit11 othrt-3 is making hig changes in ~ a n a d a .143:1. for you arc my 1 [Ps. H e had vnrtous oods to deliver Eut he would steal some of the things. 'Wc then thougllt. There wa8 tftily o ~hn14ngof Ihc truth wtth many others on thta continenl. tnusstonansurrl and the young man show~?dI ~ ~ t v r ~ *inf i f learning more about thp Rihle.OC)7. Thc yorrnl: man nnstvered 1 hat it did not make any difYer~ncc.Jrho\~rth's wit ncsses has been ir.327 publishers. ness was given. N~wfoundland.. Two l)ribsans tvont will] him. Mexico ~ i l d the Central American countries n vcry rnarvolous urlt. My wifc told Ihem that wn wnnlrd to know where we could praise and worship Jrhuvah. so I Immcdlfjtcly went To the altar in our h o m ~nnd lolrl my wlfo: None of 1111s I s any good.Wc br[:an shi~rlngl l ~ ctruth with clthers. ancl during The y w r 13. b he . hltrr that our whole life cl~angerl.1anguage Crwspaper in Montreal . This i s Yectrbaak 21 necessary t o take care of the R ~ Pwitness that continues to sprend Zhroughottt all that lantl. m&r. 1-re only re uested that somrnnc 110 ~ l l u w r dtrl rlornc nlong with %im i o drive his car h.20 Yea~boo7c loycd as a ciiauffeur.

have 1179.WU. at eighty years of age. Argentina is enjoying great expansion.454 persons in attendance. and rnarvelotirt progress continues. but at the Memorial 111erewere 313.ecnz~seo r thcir rrllancp on Jehovah.Al- ~lloughrlffltcult~rsnod trials of many sorts have pressed utr our' Ch ilmn brothers. tlw hi>ul'sspellt. lirii-c: rnougll.011r brother d e c i d d to vlsit !ltmm. The now llnve 2.ho Dung man who wn(i ~ c a c h II~S ! ~ lnrnily ~~ nnd ir. On hearing ahout :I forthcumcg circuit nastlmbly i. !nos1 of it being done by the brolhers Ihemsclvrs. also to those who hnvc relatives who Ilave gone to work where the . r lie Bil. This Is of rcal intcresl especially to mothers and fathers who huvc sons and ~laugl~ters in the missionary work In othcr parls of the world..s sllo~vett a 22- percent increase for the year. though hc had i o trawl c l ~ h thours to get t o town and anotllcr sixlccn hnurs Pl8omthcru to the asserrlbly location. W h e n the 1974 service year began. During June whm~t hc! next issue of Ki~rgdomNmas was dlstrihutecl.? began I! February many persons joined ivith Jehovah's wltnesses In putting these tracts out. they hnrl almost cornplctetl thclr study of thc Tr~iLla book.s.599 participated kn sharing the goad news wit11 othe1. 1974 %VORLDWTDEREPORT Jehovah's witnesses tn all parts of the globe are QP te~ested In what their fellow workers are dofn arts of file earth. The assembly Ilad a trcrnendous impact on tlze cily and especially uprm zhosr who werc int~restedin the truth.~-FTCI'II~. SOUTH BnmRTCA The outstanding event in South America was the "Divine Victory" Jnternational Assembly.the number of congregations Imct Inning ni111 the number hnptized in each country. houst.502 persons baptized! Pub1ishe1.cd.le st utlies conrluctc~l. new eaks o f publishct's wethe reached. young man told one o f Ihrm I l ~ n thls hmther and family werc studying f h~ '1'1.~I nttrnrl~nce was almost four times tlw pP:rlc nun~l)crof publishers. Ile found tho I'nlnll y nnit. and 4?7 ~verehnpti7. before the t h e for the "Di~irleVictory" I n t ~ r national Assembly there was a cIiange of povenlmn~t. In every city fhei-e werc long lines oT pmplc waiting to buy bread and other necessjtics.rrShhnoIc lo~rthr!r. TI~erearc! 3. One elderly lad rpreivctl the lract and requested from the Society lxe hoolc Trim P r m ( r ~ dS~CII~~~~.ly Iollowir~gthe absembly. and that is three times the pen!< numhcr of publishers! People of n!l kinds arp srrlng the need for God's k h g d o ~ n .lhe attendance at these meetings has doubled since last year. Gtn. The increase has required rxpnnsicrn of thc I)l. I'hc .c>wth In tfw thcocrntIc organization is also evident !n Ertlndor. 90. How the brothers rejoiced when they saw 21. worltlng from A mobile home with a jeep and trva ~~iolorryclcs. and the congregation was notlliarl of her interest.974pul~lishers.25'7. Permission Tor the assembly was dcnied just one week I~eforeopening day. But the cx1)crlenccs that have bee11 related thus Par arc typical of what is going on all over the 111 A wurld.rvivrts spent an average of dx hours a day in such llnrups. She was veiy much i~npresseclwith Ihe prompt attention that Jellovah's tvitnesscs j i n w her.I1 the countries 2nd islands where . C which was sent ta her address.lehovah s witnesses in Brazil had a wonderful ycap too. and l h d r . On ihe first visjt a study was organized with this lady and.lrning E l e trutll himself nt the snxno time l-llnde arrungcmcnls to attend.689 shanng the truZh with others. enjoyed a 22-perc~~tt' Lncrunsp in thc numhsr of ~ h g d o r nproclaimers. Thls prls t year the too. t h e return \-isits made. the first one in &hruary-~.IZt!rnorl. Immcdfatt.586. What will bc remembered most 1s the "dvlne Victory" Intermational Assembly heId in the Pnalemhu Stadium in SLo Paula at the end of December. paraLyzin~strlkes. Well.459 were bapflzvd. she h p r o g r c ~ s j ~ ~ g vcly nicely. When the dislrjbution a i the Xifigdom New. On pages 24-31a t this find llsrcd .16. violer~ccand u n r e s t were part of day-lo-day living in Chile. t h y have felt sccllrr l. Mach could I)c snld about the magnificent rogress of Ihc worEc In nll Ihe continents and the isknrls o f tlw sea. with the distribution of Ritrgrimn N r l U 8 NO.161 congregations scattered from the nor1 !I $4) t l ~ esouth and Ihe east to the wesf.nild during the East twelve months 33. the study bcing i.altemlance at that lime was 94. A group of spedal pioneers.-TI Whut S O I I ~ CP. The thirteen nations of that great continent not\. Ihe publishers reaclted 8fi. and this work is r n a k l n ~goorl proEr+css. I l i l ) r i ~ : l ~ It wnn t~ trip thnl tnnk him Iour hours l ~ yJ r a r p t l t i r l nnnllirsr Inur hour& nn foot.ik~~cll facilities. but then that decjsion was rever'srtl when appeal was made to higher authorities. which began in December and ran through January throughout a11 the countries of that continent. But i n March.TehovrrhBsswlinesses nre active and it will givc you a Cb d f:l :b gonrl Idcn 0 %whn Is h e t n ~donc in the way of p ~ ~ a c h i n g lhc aonrl news. have been havlng ood experjenccs in the EOU~IIPI-n part of i11c country. EfSorts arc being made to ~hcnchevrrynnt! with %lip"good news'hna matter how I~olrlterl !hey mny bt. . The brcrtI?ers had a 20-p@rcentincr~aseover last year's average of publishers.321 in attendance and 1.unductccl b mcrnher of thc Pan111y.

7i 1 7 . of P~rbs.ooO 11..1 H 1. lit F: 215 :+'I H ru!r 1I:.000 N R $ C~ ~ l l ~ l l ~ n(N-Sb) la 131.." WDI.25 *FICAOVAH'S WITNERBER WORLD WIDIII fndbhe~t maps In "2974 1974 Penk Countrp Fopulatlon Puh)s.GYA rl~~110 1871 :'r Tnc.50 i.QS. Rrl !urn (I{-17) g.9 ) R~'. 2K.mre I 2:7~'~:ll00 4 a:nl rb7it 1' 319. .'i 75225 1.!. Il.831 . I'ln.!>. ln'r:~I b i b l . 1 1!17 ti?' 4. (K-21.COI) 28.ic*:~n Emca IN-40). PIILR. 12/1:?l UI.5:.1 t? nl!! 5.ml (51-11) 5 kv 11~1 { '7-7) 1:r:tlsh Islrs 113-16) t ('hrrtl nrr.5C6. 14 3.i'W 6T I~:r~~rr~lorlal Gulnca 'Yrtnlsln (G-18) 524D.OW Nillo ((1-40) 1 I L I I ~ C I (Q-43) - 2. B p ~ z d .!iw l!olivitt ( 3 ..:I'll1 r8cl. Conn~. 3!53 18. 1973 1974 Av. Yo~rbooli.503 3.8111 l'ntul Tolnl Rrlkirn I ~ u ~ R \'Ssits 12 2 New I5 9.tlll:Z -tl) 311 Av.678 5. > .I 2tr.l(#311 1 FIW -3. I 36 76L I:PI~ I ~ J ~:oilil : 5. :': 8 7l.t&FIIlc.'a r\itiv~.I. 26-50 bntk mUshr+t. 5.(I-I 71 -.n!~n 53 Ii3":':L . ( L 91 .. Gltr !n 4:t . ~ I J 6% 3. 2 6.mu l:P) 54.277 218 .P1 1rEni nnd no¶.R13 50Y 1 .863 357 I.W> 1 CRY ~!~:bny.5(1'~ rHXJ 2f 647'0fill R e p (K-19) z'lorl'oou 15-191 w. Bihle Studieq 3% 26 H lo 22 42 7 10 -Ram 1!1 +:I* - -!I* JH $9 15 - 95.01)1) Now Flrbrldes (N-3'7) 85.353 ' . (I*:-] 7 ) 52'34~OM 56:1172 nr. 14 .5Xn.Q00 19 5.!I.N ' c s l C3-18) 60:1 35.:2 2M.191 4 5"hT I.!I:!'7 :'!:I .rlou r:l~ber. (J-9) ?+onrlnl.25Q 13 04.s:~ 12ti7 V.ss:q.1:U 3.ti5(1 I 90 I 11 1 ! 'i-l 2(i 4 145 3..214 253.b 5 iH 1 4 .i 31:414 67fF 5 :!Ti1 W.~l~i~1 'X+571 I .MO il!) 2.lrlH 1.iOO. W : W ~ 5 n::~ B I117 I : : :tr1q :!]!I ---- {H-17) I'ri~nvmon (L-38) 1&OW.) 5F1 45:' 'roll AIitOYM 1 clrrrl+ 17.L-391 55.1 1fi. :?.tl L & rcsns Terr.UlKI ?3G. Onc l"tr\r Av.l~or if?:Pub-. .?111 L Jfl'l W . Nn. KO.:t 527 I rial t I. 1 n (0-39) 80 OM 29 \ ~ c L r nFi~lriaa ( N O ) ~dli20 11: Fln111ntI(]!-YO) 4 &5.:kl.~i?. -6* 14 2 1% 5 31 5 R:LY SI.4.Lsmt 15 ~~~~r (J-7) FIJI IN-371 55?'r..li4.1~3 nl:tltn (G-JS) F711r1un (1)-29) Ia. Dnn~inlr:hn 1tcp.triorla (1sII (:<>I~I!:~I 1Z!~.J7!) 292 5llll rl:15 10 2 s 9 .5t0 gB.~IzIs.7.

14'000 NO a1 ( ~ .332 Calmnn 1411l1-1Bg (J-8) 32 8W 24 Jnpnn (E-X> 2 18.@00 10 07-1 1G9 2:e~o:ooo 810 000 ZZ$OOO 5' 740 000 6~450:00~ &l&rhyl Antigun (J-10) 70.061 14 760 29 23 4. 1974 No.8 ) 2:62.OMl 191 33.. (H-36) Yap (F-31) Honduras (I<-7') H o n ~K o n ~(2-31) DTacno (C-35 Iceland (515) India 1J-2: t14 Ratlo 1974 %Inch P e ~ k One pub Av.215 562 1.720 376 5.lll 22.ztl:sag 482 51'1 130.772 2 M 000 1:563 77 4 1 5 3 3 ' 4 4 5 ' ~ ~28.290 1 270 $079 b:56~ 365 1.875:0ri~ 2.499 557 000 0110 B R ~ ~ I : ~ (B-23) R ~ F S ~ I 50'&.8 1:263 22 861 I .751-r 838 3 823 1'227 2 : 2s Sudan (K-20) l'anz:inla (M-20) Uganda (L.117.159.443 0.Yearbook Yearbook 26 Country West Berlln (E-P8) Ghana (K-17) Greece (F-19 Guadelou e 1J-10) Frpnrh 8utana (K-lll Martini ue J 10) ~mtemnya Guyana RaItl (5-9) EIawall (K45) -- (XC-kn TruI.?71 18 3 1 ~ 5 1.376 Il.073 2.460 4.355 L52 - 60 44 3. Total Hours 27 Total Return Visits AV.00? 774 936 is6:136 a1 43 rn 1 als. No.000000 317 37.U~ 33. 01 Pubs.791 11 B !22 44 19 21 15 ~k~ 15 38 50 57 4..3!5? 727. Av.OOO. I3ptzd.612 93 1.7fl0 6. 1973 2 047 4'10 5.003 l.000 000 17 418 324'000 2 : 2 ~ 330 00G 714. PIo.000 fi.9G5 23 6 Ivory Coast (I<-16) 4 100 O(30 Upper Voltn [K-l*) 5''~~s:l.770 171 414 97 22 71 14 27 38 37 8 -13' 3:: 18 0 a GI-14* C 20 1s 9 50 31 I i 17 42 2 170 W? 13 Z 9 %? Puhs.851 11 000 000 142 91 -- JIVI ? 108.5fi7:810 4 4rx1.336:9~~ 26.WO C03 4.039 313 (i 29 17 146 14 4.555 369 5.ooo 1.147 Iruland (D-16) Isracl (G-21) Itlilv (F-181 S n i ~Mnrlno (F-18) -271 - 905 4. 1:ii18 5.2:i% ~.438 3 9:362:912 19. ~ s 31.OOO 832.22) ~oraan(1-1-21) (H+22) atur (13-221 at~diArabia (J-22) 55.6n0 21 7 8R9 14 2.o3o 4 1. Bible Studies .OrX1 562 4.9T.521 18 7.531 40 Abu Dhabl H 23) Dubal (~-32!l Iran (G?3) Ira (G. llsher to: pubs.35 m 19 l::b17 33.369 11 527 53373 153 1.OS 8 3 Nerv 8 13 .2 7 ) 12:ouo'mo ~ik%lm(A-28) 200:~00 Indonesia (630) 14T 1% 451030 s.fl74 3.395 la 1:zoo:coo S 6C9 34 I30 213.20) Korea (&35) Lcbai1011 ( ~ a r ) 20 WO 000 100 14:000:0fl0 1.085 17.ll Jarnalm ( 5 .248 L1 2. over Populatlon Pubs.21:i.000 SB.624 183 1 .840 4 12TllOeM 2 1:~2 1 9.5: LEO 7 1. Congs.OoO 5 0 18.

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Cmgg.'So we arc very zn~lrllinterested in whnt Is hcing done around the worlrl. Pnrcentnm of decrease t Worlc llnnned and reports tcre I~MinnlQttY Q need is greater. 3973 y 3 Bpfrd. they want to share. wc ou h i 7 0 tit ood. ''wars . Thousnnds nf new IC~ngdom I-Talls bnvc! been built in all arts of the earth. ??? I'urm. resrly to afare. to be rich in fine worlcs. and. for a moment. nnntln Put)%. Wllen there is an organization with 2. tllerc art! 34. the interest on the part of Jrhovah's witnesses is world !vide because Jesus Christ said.432workera who arc working with God ana arc! bnclced u b his 11o1yspidt. look at what they did wor 1c1 w idc. Tllere ts no uestion about It. it i s no wonder that 297.1 Population Pfnk rAV. Pubs. undar tlre dlreetion of tho nlncty-six branch oficcs that looll ilftcr tho work In 207 dilTerent lands." (1Tim. to be ifbcral. But even Lf you {lo not personalIy know soma of these people. T h i s good news of the kinzdorn \dl1 hc i ~ a c h e d h~ all the world for a witness to R I I tile nrctkns. 6:17. God "furnishes ua all thin s rlchl lor our enjoyment" Far our part.Yearbook 1w. It l a Interesting t o note that.576 congregations r ~ rJehovah's witnesses. worlrcrs anxious t o shale the WorR o ? ~ o d wit11 ollrer people. Onc 14nz-el. these are flylcd t o overflowing. in mnny instances.18) And no matter where J e h r ~ ~ ~wrtne6ses ll'~ are. Iialicr l r l : Pk\l>s. m smc. 1 rlours 31. h t US bricfly. Rrlr~rn Rlllle l'lnlls Slr~rtlc~.021.872 ersons l h r c ~ u ~ l ~ oI hc u t tvorld dedicated their llvcs to $horn h iuld wcw biipHzed. 0 . and then thr end: wiIl come. Totnl Av.

(Acts 2:1. Especially was this true during the last half of t h e nincZeenth century in one sector of that worldwide &Id.404 home Bible studies.550. W e welcome all of these with whom we are studying the Bible. Very interesting things were happening in God's fleld under cultivatron.525 of them were In the special pioneer worlc. In addition t o this. Jesus pointed out that the weeds were the sons o f the wiclced one.387. Sunday.hncl illrough the tenturies the wheat and the weeds continued to grow / TIIS. and that is why they make return visits. as the Ycarbook shows.852.097 zound boolts. declaring that His kingdom is the only hope for rnadunrl. Throughout the world there are 34. But they have printed sermons. which is 'Vhe conclusion of the system of things. i 9 e people too will exclaim. the Devil succeeded in oversowing the wheat field with weeds. and you will be interested to h o w that on the evening of April 7. 236. Bnbylonish religious thinking and Greek philoso hy had made Their mark on professed Chdsoms.1 A 32 Ysa~booR I 33 ACTS OF ~ I I O V TUTXESSES ~ S IPJ PiIODREN TIMES Man of the workem spent their W1 tIme in tlle preaehrng of the good news. What took place is part of the modern-day history of Jehovah's Christian witnesses.578 in numier throughout the year. In a parable Jesus likened himself to a householder who planted fine seed in his field.570 hours to preaching the news o f the Kingdom.169 booklets. and other interested ersons. 1319.'-the reapers. So one can easily see that people are interested in what Jehovah's tvitnesses are doing. imitation Christians.830 'CVatcktowcr magazines and 235. magitzines.17l. those wccds imitation Christians. of course. would appear to be wl~eatlike.799 Awa7ce! magazines. covering more than a hundred years. the wheat. when the dirfesence between the two would be unmistakable.239. would collect the wecds to destroy them. 1974. bookleis. anBto share with us in our worship as a congregation of God.132. 38-43)Becausc of this. acted to identify the wheat in a pronounced way. That history.017. a l a ~ g e throng o f others have joincd with them world wide in magnifying Jefinvah and.E. Jehovah's wilnesses cannot spend a11 their time with the people in their homes. the wheat class appeared and thereafter grew in ntunher.018 copies. they obtained 2. However.555return visits on interested people. By the fourth century C. and they leave these with the people on a small contribution. people certainly heard about God's kingdom. 27. 3-t: was necessary to produce 51. To the undiscerning. At the harvesttime.093.457 persons. The Protestant Reformation. as foretold. abounded in number. Jehovah's wilnesses are not just interested in distributing literature. this i s what they distributed last year in the way of publications: B ~ u n d books. Along with all the con regation puhshers. who are angels.351. booklels. so that all those who hear the truth from God's Word can 'safely treasure up f o r thcmseIves a fine foundation f o r the future in order that they may get a Arm hold on the r ~ a llifers. wheatlike ones were in evidence durlng the centuries of spiritual darkness.409.287. only to have a foe secretly sow weeds arnon the good seed. he allowed both to grow together until the harvest. and 132. Beginning at Pentecost of 33 C. kept the p r ~ n l m g plants of the Societ very busy. Despite apostasy. Yea~book NIneteen hundred years ago the Son of God. magawnes. Bpostasy from t r u e Christianity had come to full bloom and the weeds. In addition t o that. (Matt. all around the world. . is very interestingly brought t o our attention by our considering their activity in the United States of America. ant1 later throughout 1.E. 41. take care of their families and look after life's necessities.he then Irnown world. Jcsus Christ. On the average. "I will say t o Jehovah: You arc my refuge and my stronghold"'!-Ps. and every week throughout the year they were conducting on an average 1.753. they printed hundreds o f millions of copies of tracts and other literature that they dis!xlbuted in upward of 160 languages. 22. the sons of the kingdom. As the conclusion of the system of things approached. when on earth began to sow seed. ings at our Kingdom Halls. They have to earn their o m living. who averaged 1. the wheat class of Christians would shine as brightly as t h e sun in the kingdom of their Father.904 new subscrf tions f o r the TV&c7ttOwa~ and A ~ m k e lmagannes. However. Apart from what they use in their own personal study.663. we pray. 13:2430. The record shorvs that they made 151. 4 : 4 ) Christian congregations were established throughout Israel. Rather than risk uprooting the wheat %y removing the weeds immediately. there were gathered around the world at the celebration of the Lord's evening meal 4.581. Jehovah. they devoted 371. We want to share the riches that God suppIies. actually a mere rebellion against the Catholic Church.238. 373. to attend meet. 91:2. I I i together.610 others were in the pioneer and temporary ioneex work. resulted in many sects. They want: people ta read what they get.'-1 Tlm. the Most High God. stccped in religious error. Someday soon. boolrs. 18.576 congregations. With that many people talK$ that much. 14. 47.

the place. poring over a Bible concorrlnnce.i n rilr+. Jonas Wendell. highcr criticism of t h ~ Bible. Esp e r l ~ l l y was he concrrnecl &bout tlie doctrines of ~ternd.i s walking along onc of Allegheny's str@&€s. nntl Ann l<llza (Birneg. and by thr c~alury'send a f e w automoh~Ies noisily proclaim t h e i r presence. The young man sat and listened.infideMy. he examinccl the varinus crerds u I Chrisl cndorn. foUorvcd hy an cra of industrialization. Growlng oltler. 1852. could hc ncitber wise. under God. Varlaus a l her groups eagerly anticipated the Imminent Jlesh 7 ~ ) return of Christ-but in valn. Allegheny. Philatlelphltr. both or Scoll ish. the %orna]. The electric strcetcar fncrlltitt~s urban travel by the ISSO'S. tlierl when hc w i ~ sa lad of nine." Thr! Inqulslllve young mnn was Charles Taze IZussell. But ~t an early age C!iarlcs rcccivpd his first imprcsslons of religion f r ~ m h ~ sZ-lt'eahyirrlnn n m l s . At Rftccn hc was associated w l l l ~his Enll1c.logic. atheism. they had stores in Pittsburgh. Charles' mother. E\*entziaEly he joined the ncarhy ~unRrcgat&n. i s a city of many churches. whn had tlrdlcntcrl him to the Lord's work at birth. Allegheny City.r In a gruwfng chain of men's cIothing stores. which later became a part of Pit-tsburgh. "to see if the han%ul who rnel f hcre had anything mere s ~ ~ s i b lloe offer than 213c meeds of the great cl~urches. namely: There LISP i n my trying to find out anythlng reasonable nhout itlc future from any of the creeds or even from lllc Rlhle. dm hall. s iritisrn and infidelity nssnilrtl organized religion. delivered the sermon. Durlng t h e 1870's the electric light and thc lclephone first come on the scene. John 4:Sj Nonetheless. and elaervhcrc.:h 1 cnnnclt rlo them any good spiritually. to reestablish my wavering iailh in the Divine inspiration of the Bible.ETls ~inntlnrdwould he lower than lhat o f many tnen. Covered wagons still roll across the open plains. he was the Our narrative begins in the mid-nineteenth century.?f. Rz~ascllwas spiritually troubled. In IF69 the iirst transrontinental railway comes to cornpIetlon. In time.Jri8h desecnt. the youngster htmsslt w r i t l n ~the artlrlcs of agreement under mllich I t ~ r l renterprise operatcrl. Charles entered a busin~ss partnership with h ~ sfather. He reasoned: i\ God tlliil I Y O U ~U6C ~ %IB pDWCr to create human brlngs whom he farrlrnetv and predestinated should h~ rirrnully tormcnlcd.11. "the conclusion of the system of tllinga" was npproaching. hecdlefin 01 Ihr! hour. he had been "shaken in faith regarding many longaccepted doctrines" and had fallen "a ready prey te the. n y the time Russell ~ v n sseventeen e later as~ociate says thnt this ts the way he reasone6. Born 111 Allcghrny an Fchru~u'yIG." 11.rrl Church hccausc of its more lihprnl vlclvs. r a w ing settlers to remote sectors oi the American West.' Approaching several Is no . His mhid beIcnjiucrecI hy concern over doctrine.AS evolution. IIc wanted to serve God to the best of Ills ilt~llfly. Clla1'1cs Darwin had cspousctl the theory 01 man's evolutinn in 111s 1850 work Origin or S p c i e ~ . and to show 35 swnnrl Ron of Joscph L." But tonight he is atiracterl by Some singing. H e had to admft: "'It wns sumcient. studied leading Oriental relly:lon~--nncl W 1 1 4 ~was ~ cxpcricnccd !ruth t u hc found? grave disappointment. If I make svme money I cntl use tIlnl t o help surfering h u r n a n i l ~ .1 Russt. Catholic Church hrld Zhe first Vatican Councfl (1869-1570).gunislimcnt and ceclcstinatlon. One cvf?nInlng a young man of eighteen. unrc. The devastating Civil War ravaffes the land and takes Its deadly toll from Btil to 3865. All alanllr. By kis own later admissjon. young Russell contInuccF t o bclicvc in Gotl's cxlstencc. But it did something.thus rnnliing n n eflort to strengthen her weakening position. His object'! In his own woids. frast herds of bison or buffalo-some lwenty million in 1 8 5 L y e t roam between ille Appalachian and Rocky hror~ntabranges.cvcn tf~ou. Surely "1v11pat"-true Chriaiians-must exist somewhere in God's earth. i o say the lenst. But where? 'A DAY OF SMALL 9WlNQS' It is about 3870. whm ha wns twelve years olrl hls ri~lhrrfount1 hlm In Iha family store at two o'c-lock i n the tnurnlng. a Second Adventist. so I'm just ~ o l n zto forget the whole thing nnrF ~ i v oall m y altcntion to basincss." our listener lntcr remarked.wicle flcld under cultivation. "His Scripture exposition was not entirely clear.34 Yearbook Yearbook UNITED STATES OF AMERICh that the rccortls of the Apostles and the Prophets are Intlla~olublyHnlred. younc Charles waa a sincere student o f thr Scrl 1lurPs. Pennsylvanla. ' It was whlk young Russell hat1 such thoughts that h p stepped inlo that tltngy hall i n Allegheny and heard the sermon lhat 'rwsknhlistlcd his wavcring faith in t tle fill)lc's cllvine inspiration. As R mrrP boy of eleven years. just nor lovl~~:.. Whnl 1: hcard sent me t o m y Bible to study wlth more zcnl and care than ever hefore. What the religious climate of this crn w ~ ~ he l dwas ~tnprerlictnhlc. Re enters a dusty. ?let.

as a result.pointmetits and y u d e i c l ~ ~ rncrally s as ta the ohjcvt and manner 05 h r s conung t r o u g h ! more or lcss r. prohibit collectlons at nll meriSnrrs nnd dencnd on unsolicited coni~-lhulInnst o rontink Ihc! woi.settlngs nnd disap. At' their regular gatherlncs during-the yeiirs IS70 to 1R75. 4:16.a h o u t thirty persons-became amliated \ n t h Barbour's slightly larger Rochester. 4 ju i i r ~ ~ a l . Because of this work.nnt. Tiuasrll rvrnlr nn article entitled "Gentile 7'Irnvs: Wlirn 1111 T'tloy I?nrl?" Tt wns puhlisllcd in thc R i l ~ l rF:.000 copies wem publfshed and it enjoycd n wide distribution..1~aftcr his own -money wns cxhnusted.1014 did . From his ( w n frtnds Russel€ cantributed money to print t l ~ ctlwn nearly suspended -l[eruld. and . In 3R77. Me dctermlnetl l o tnvcst h l ~fortune in the promulgatfon of 1 1 1 ~wol-k. 32) T u e t u auuh calculations. Russell arranged a rne:ting with Barl>our and. S~pEcmherissue of the Hmnld appeared Rug. (Dan. the-._a splrlt. Tn fact from BlhIiical tnneprophecE~s R a r h u r thought ~ h d s then i was present and that the hnrvpnt 1 ~ 0 1 4 c of gathering the "wheat" and "tares" ("weeds") was already due. nt~dwn~ildend in 1914 C.vnA c o l tl?osr t Imcs and tllc birth of God's kingdom 111 I l r n v c ~I ~ V I ~ I I C11rlst Jrsus afi Ising. VXn Ihc. Prov. he idcniiffed it wjth Advenllsrn.earth wozild tlim Ile cnu~l11.rn??~ ~ i l t c 8 r of Oclolwr 1876. Accordin tn R~rssrIl. Russell he an selling out his bysiness interests and wen! into lull-t%me preaching activrty. 25. At the age of trventy-five. Rnrhour and Russrll jolntly pubXsherl Three IVorldx. and tcnct~ingthat tlie world nn3 all in it except S m n d kdvrntists rvarllrl br: h u n ~ c d t ~ pin 1873 or 1874."I!e soon (lid so.E." apllolding the ransom 05 ~~~~~~~~~~~~oc-kine pi i" . Rusucll wrole and published at his ow11 expense a booltlot entitled "The Q b j e a n d M w e r of the Lord's Return.Tudah in the late seventh mntury I3.t was the r .N. c r ~ r lf kr! JIca?.D. With the passing of time. 4:IS. About Jnnuary of 1876. sa ng that Christ's dcath was no more n setllemcnt o the penalty of man's sin:: ZIlnn would tIic stlrking of a pin li~rtlugh the hotly of n fly nnd m u s l n ~I t sunerlng and death b~ cnnsidered by nn cnrtlllv ~x.pproacEt upon us and upon a11 who longecl lor and proclaimed his coming Kingdom. >3ut I I djtl not happen. 43:3." says nl~ssell'saccor1nt. g o u p .r:.flesh but as. 23. he told them of hi8 intention to study-the Scriptures. becoming coedilor of t lw y e t invis~bleto men. Jehovah blessed them with Incrraslna spiritual light and truth.ur. the rellgroz~sillinkinl! of Ti:e:c: x.C. Iiegnn with the Babylonian overthrow of the Itlnedonl n l . He then was travelmg from d t y t o city delivering Bible discoursea at public gatherin~s on t h e streets and in Protestant churches.E. came to recognize. Vcry noteworthy was the striking a c c w a v rvSth whlrh !)at hook pointed to the end of the Gentile TE~ncs. scll'a artlclc "The Atonement." Earnestly endeavoring t o counteract such elTOneoUs teachings.cn ulicierwen~ profound changes.m-rl in Ilrnic!). T l ~ mcams the spdng of 187s. . CISR all families of the earth and that Ills coming would he tkieflike and ngt @." He had ( h ( ~ ~ ~ y' ~ I ~lnkcr1 Z I I hr: Gentile Times wlth the "sevcn t l n l ~ d 'mrullrrncd In Zhc hook o r D ~ n i e l . 90 our painful surprise. unclerstood t h a t thc oh rtbt of Jesus Chrlst's return was not t o destroy hut to 1.h r f ~ ~ ~ c tlmcs ~ t f ~ o ~oxpirccl.-rvhst: timc.ct~tas A just settlement Inr mtstlcmcanr~rIn hls child. It presented t h e view illat dcsus. t ~ ~ s o ~ ~ ~ of -tw Ad:m l c r nnd Itis race. '"the dlfference betimen our Lord as 'the man who gave himself. 1934.anA-a. :urd I l~rrcinRussell ~ n l r l :'!The s c v c ~tImcs ~ will end in A.rmmf o/ ThCs World.' and as the h r d who would come again.y?+ b u t six in number-began meeting wcckl y :'or systematic Bible ehtdy.ilalf-year harvest dated fl-orn r 1 3 ~il~tttlnlno f 7871. This 196-page hook romblncrl Inrorrnntlon about Restitution with DIhlical t inlc prophecies. From thc cover.a!v?y 11odTly to bc forever with Ihr f. ~ r o l d the nloncrnrrrl-dcnyln~ IKn2 Urp heat 1 of Chr1E. c All went mrll Tnr a whilc.-Ps. cxpcdcd Illat the livlw saints on . 1L** sork. w l ~ awere expectin Christ in the Resh.mark i l ~ .holll. sc~rnedI n feel that he must ~1ewssI1 y get up same1 hing new to divert attention from ths fnllure of the Ilvlng s ~ i n t slo he caugl~taway r n ~nasse. ChrIst's in'tllsihlc pi-csence and n forty-year yeI'iorl o rnina lvllh n Ih~*ee.520-year pcrIod. he became known as "Pastor" Russell. t h e P i & j b u r g k & b l ~ c l a s s d . I-I. but i t s conients were a surprise. Rarho. Soon this small gro. Dnrbour of Rochester. Brvotp his Hfc to the cause. We saw that spirit-beings can bc plrsent. "Mr." Some 50. during wl~lchGentile or non-Jewislr t ~ n t l o n s~ ~ o u lrule d the en1tll without intcrfercncc hy nrlg lrlngtlorn of God. In 1817. . Thc etl~for." (Luke 21:211 Xt ~ h n ~ v o lo11 d pages 83 and 189) that this 2. Ilrawrkvclr'. T. T . Even earlier. d r = c t ~ d r ~ s . the nppofr~Esd tlmcs of the nations.l~for ?hr I l .C. a spl~tt being.36 Yearbook young men of his acquaintance. Rus~ellreceivcd a copy o f thc rdlglous pcdodical Xlte licrald of tho Mornigtg. dust lhlnk of it! Srhovnh f:mn I PC! 1175 pcoplc I lint lcnowlcdge nm_rlxfoul. me f ~ l greatly t gricvcrl at the error of Second Adventids." wrote Russell. in 1873 hventy-one-year-old C. New York. Barbour soon after wrote iln nr1it.

" So. 13:25. when it was said in thc second Issue: " 'Zion's [ Watch Tower' has. But eopIe n c ~ t i f ~l ldl ~ ~ r a l l n1mlI1. writ ten in 3880 and thesen l l r + t m Ily I l tl:~rr&llnnrl hEs rtr1lrnj:usrr. ?:lo) C. Rus~lell and-. after a must careful t h o u ~ hunavailing Mort to reclaim the eming. "c~~gregation") n w l nt tlmcs were spolrsn of as classes. Of course. All congre l:nl Ion members votrd r o n g r ~ g ~ l i o n a l on l y certafn mat1c. New York.rsoclntrc: helicvcd they were In IRt? tlmt.38 Yearbook and contradicting Barbour's error. 'l'liosc rnrly con~rcgallons were called 'keclesias" I from the Greek r k k f ~ s i ' r t menfjfng . u k ~4:lti-21. Reliance was placed upon God. hZassnchusetts. Delaware. IZcch. F ~ v eothrr mature RibIc students servcd origlnnfly 8s regulnr contributors to its columns.000 cnpics by \--late 1974. # 7 9 _ t h e first-issue of Zion's IVntrii Touirr n ~ d . rm tracts. RussGl.Cross . 'I'tic.istinns. Barbour. tllcse seek to make known the riches t)r Our 1.61:I. P ~ -.l ~congregation. or he in any way identified with. Now known world wide as T?."alhrc I Studants' Tracts" (also cafied " 0 1 1 1 '1'hc~rll~~l:y G2urlrlr%thFy"l.0?0.M h ttlr iloctribe oP the Ransom dcfcndm nnd flio Good hhn. The n~ajinnnewns tlrlrllcntcd t o Jehovah and to the interests nf God's Itinpdom. As ljhssell once wrole: "From the flrst. pI'rc.?$e. according to your abdity. Russell 'tool~it as thc Lnl~rl'sIcbiIin'g: fhni he give u p traveling and Ijegin p~tblisllinga journal. chairman of t r e Piflrs73ilrFfh 13ihIc class. something else he1 ed tn f i l l I h s I .000 copies. should I)c lif led.ri undeservez kindnrss Ihcy wcrc aolng Lo receive it.we believe. Thosc tracts were ~irnvltlt~rlf l'c'r. or arr hour.Tesus Christ 'preached reIcnse to imprisoned captives.lnciP1e - I I In 1879 and 1880 C.T. "It now became clear to me.of th@ nfot%trg.:s of great J o y proclnimcd as ~xlcnsivcly ns ~)ossiblr. tl~ese col" I I Ifnrrrm~ncrs of today's pioneer publishers) 7 .fithcr's Er'.rt. 111s program called for one or srv~~r. further artion wns t a k ~ n . I-_withdrc\v. (During 1885 there were about 300 -* 3 .this mngazIne has always upheld the BlhlicaI doctrinc of the ransom. its printing has soared t o nn average each iswe of more than 8. Ohlor l ~ l r l filichE~. or three.' ( I . When He who mys: All $e gold and silver of the mountains are mine. U P hnl*vcsl. 1 9 ~ .(M:itt.Russcll himsclf nrranged personal visits l o r t : ~ r . seek t o find in every I ~ ~ l n cI t% * earnest . ant1 lllcy werc Iew in number .s nnrl ~ l s nclectcd n board of e l d ~ r s ." . C'. Towfa subssriptiong. e ~ ~ to l ~tbg ~i~d .r aprtttars wore elders. To those able to yivs onc 11alf or more of tLir l l l n ~ . 'I1. as indicat~d. IYrites Russell: 7 therefore understqod it to-be ?he Lad's ~ $ t1h a t J ~ h o u l dstart another jnttrnal.. \ JIH Col orleur~or Evan~ellsts. Instead. ~ o dII 151111 he necept&blc with the Lord of the harvr.~tion in flittshurgh. Who cnn te31 thc hlcssfngs 1v11Ich may flow £rom clnr I l u ~ ~ r 'servlcr! s tinder Gorl's dircction.of Christ's P r ~ s ~ s made ce its appcarancp. but not according t o . T.enand Prom -tirely from. HE&-:#?. many of whom you will rlntl possessed of n zcnl for God. Chl.l t t I l r ." as i l x IEr.Russel do? -I@ continues: "Tllercfare.500. by the gracc 01 God.. T. Zion's Watc7b Tower tvn* awvlni' thnl tir nre. I 1l'rltr-h 7'otimr rr!ndrrs could be full-time l r r r . Firm determination to uphold and declare Biblical tntth had resulted in divine blessing for those BEble students qf the 1870's. "lllnt the Lord wouId no longer have me assist financially. his assodates f nIlinndcd -umne lllirty congregntians in Pennsylvania. g and by (!od. f u r t h e r feElowship with Mr. we hope it will be so to ihe enrl. Russell 1111rl ol lr r~ Il7rttrh 'rolc:r. i h c strikln y true of an article m Xioa'~ WnCck Il'ou~rr o f A rh 1381.' fails to provide I necessary funds. we wi11 rmdesstand it t o be ?imp l o I suspend the pnbljcation." C . "Wanted-1. ~ f l t o l r nnrnttrrs." But this was not enough to s h o y his "continued loyalty to our Lord and W e e m e r . TIE B e r a I d . X.for' cl l~trl)ritl l r ) u l ~ yWfltr'71. 'I'hus in J u l .I l r ~ l ol ~ r o ~ r esrnnll cltira. t 'I'lre ecclesias were litiltrtl t q e l h r r h i rlccrptiny: the pattern of activity of 1 IEP conErc~. YtuI. .st lssue conslstcd of only snme 6.dcsked thousarlcl preachers did not then answer tht! call to nction." The journals beginning was R "day o r smnll things. God hnd acted to identify the "wheat" or true Chsist~ans. ~r*flgiouscrror had to be e osed.wJVatcl~toww." (1 Pet.iil Bihlr. was the edltor and puhllsher. for they !were told: 7 f you have n Ir.hlnln lIrniclr." Never has C I I ~ publication heen saspended. Among othcr things." wrote Russell. Jlcm Jcrscy. l'otur'r readers. l c n r ~ w l c r l ~ lro.for instance. Dcspftc the growth of many religious keedsl' in the worldwide field+.responsible for rlirccring ~ o n E i . anything which cast R n influence in opposition to the fundamental of our holy religion. Until December 1878 the controversy continued in the journal's pages. 2:9) p.m.~ l ~ . and. and whilc this 1s the case it wjll never be? nor ~rfiiiolb men f o r support. in tvhlrh the standard-0-c . you can use i t . it was snggcsled: "That you go forth .cr not Icll Out. it has been R spcclal advocate of the Ransom.dtlJhour. 2 ) If honest-hearted ones of t hr nknrtr~nthccntury were to gain Codagivenfreedom. T. Zhns(? who untrld not devote fttll t h e !rnr*t.?et. and the beauties of His word.ichcrs"L was. Iltlsqclll nnrl hIcl n. or Irvo. rvhere C . 37-39) UndenEably Jehovah was calling persons "out of darkness into hia wonderful light. t 6 .what did C.unl's work. Hence.r. JEHOVAH for its hnckrr. mrcl ings with eslcll group.u b o u tono hundred atron In 1881.

then we will brpah up housekeepin and both wife and I will engage in the harvest: wora. in 1891 a man and his wife wrote: "We ha~e.t h d c $ c ~ e r l yunincorporated . originally called "TliG D a y of Vengeance").I eangr." "The Kingdom of God" and "The Day of Jehuvah.consecrai~d-nu. duIy constituted. we were called to suder with him and to proclaim-thegoorl-. news.Today this religious corporation Js known as the Watch Towcr Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvnnia. I-Ie read the books. during all of wluch time I have been-. ~ Russell did not survive to kite $15 Tntended seventh volume of this series. m s .a z r b .~~ EOE.and .t o ~ ~ e-the~ h good . .-and _ friends. I faun% . . ?tor nxoirtted to receive honor3nll _amass-wealth. T'ky ~ i n g c l ~ a i . Rul t literature distribution was to exnand.captured. For insiancc. He and others gencrousIy contributed some $35.Yearbook Yearbook co1porteurs. What a response there was to such Christian publications! God's spirit prompted individuals to act." During a forty-year period. usse serving as its pres~dent. who dedicated himself to Jehovah 40 . and. and it n o t c ergyrnan wrote in 1891: "After preaching in the MErlCethodistl Elpiscogall church for Ehrce years. able to 'come out of her. In that same ear-lal--C.J < \ . T. and we consider it a God-send and a great blessing that we have had the opportunity of coming in contact with them. ordered additional copies. W e WeFe -noT IcaUCd..'. "Its truth . tuxes"). "is. ( ( The great truths revealed In the study of thls series have simply reversed our earlhly aspirations."The other-Food for Thinklag Christians --exnuscd certain doctrinal errors and explained the divinh purpose.stated. and reaIizing to some extent. Yes. and are -unable to purchase!' This letter was signed by J. and i f the Lord accepts of my service andblesses me in doing his worlr. Written . and by the use of a 1 other la~vful means which its Bpard of Directors. Russell completed two largo parnpl%ets. the Lord willing. Russell wrote five other books of the "MilIennial Dawn" Series.a e r f o rthe m things -'now preached.900 to get this printing organization into operation. some sort of society was required. A lceen desire to preach the good news i s displayed in the thoughts others expressed to the Society by letter. Scrl. . Russell in easily understood Yanguage.the Lord and to his irrvice-t~-_be_usedto-his lory. "Thr purpose f o r which the corparatlan i s formed.rcial. I .. l z(1891)." said its charter. Society was ~ c o r e ~ d d . and if the ." Quite interesting was correspondence the Socict received in 1594 from one man who had obtained vof umes of J f B Z e ? t a i a D w ~ from two-womenwho were colporteurs.Zion's Watdi Tower Tract Societ was established AX an+unincofporated body with C. Volume V. Bible Students (as Jehovah's wlfncises 'were then known) were to rcceivc contributians to carry on the work. "Studles m the.. Originally the printing of tracts and Zion's WUtch T o w was done almost entirely by mmme.Zlqn's a s Wqtch Tower %%a?€ Society. Russell as its manager. the dissemination of Bible truths in various languages by means of the publication of tracts. C.t_th~ngsarranged. Volume I was published in 1586. One was entitled "Tabernacle Teachin~s. They were: Volume 11. Fittingly." "Our Lord's ReturnIts Object." "The dissemination of Bible t r ~ t h s 'took ~ a notable step forward with a series o f books entitled " M U p i a l D a ~ m " (later. pamphlets.89.Ty hy. In some cases. In the course 4f time. purlrig 1884. it covered such subjects as "The Existence of a Supreme Intelligent Creator Established. papers and other religious documents. wrote one woman in 18. Tka Tima Is at Ha?zd (1889). the Restitution of All Things." "The Day of Judgment. So.' " -Rev. by the help of God. six million--copies of this publication were distribu%ryeI ing ?Wcn%lx'@dso f sincere truth seekers to come out of &lse religjous bondage into Christian freedom. Rutherford.g h ~ ~ o x l f i e & . TAG At-onement Betweelz God and IVlaa (1899). all l o . withdrawal from false religion was quick. Zion's Watch Tower of JuIy and August 1851 stated: "Are you preaching? We believe that none will be of the little flock except preachers. T. I am now. $.that in due time y e . The Battle :b)~&'mugeddon (1897.earnestly-seeking the truth. Yolume'VJ -TJLGNew G ~ e u t i o(KIWI. subscribed to Zion's Watch Tozucr and was moved to write: "My dear wife and myself have read these books with the keenest interest.~ .de3iFeTf:o read them. -and-tkrrZ&ng tkpoor. my heart at once. F. "Forthwith I withdrew f r o m the Presbyterian Church ivhcre I had so lon been g r o p f in the dark for tho truth. first ago_ngur nearest relatives. Volume 111. 18:4.l But Jehovah's servants knew that they should preach the good news. T. who. at least. They ) are indwd a 'helping hand: t o the study of the Bible. b u L F e n d and be spent.:he Ages" and later "The Dlvme Plan of the Ages. 6 Volume IV. shall deem exaedlent f o r the furtherance of the wmose . First called 'The Plan of . early in ISS1. I arnsoirq t o t r e l h e c3porteur work as soon a s . we intend to take advantage of this opportunity in distributing these books. after reading a volumc of MilEefiniaZ Dazun. the great opportunity for doing something for Christ.

usse3lSs-$ip abroad In 1891. this2o u r . Praise ant1 Testimony 1Mwtfngs. (Heb. and thon thc meeting was ttrrned over to I tic! frlsntI8 to cnrnmpnt as 1 hey wished. The Bible House served as the Society's headqunrter~ for some twenty years. G r ~ e l i a*.meethgs. Russell that for some ycam pub- Y lishtbd literature for the Watch Tower Soric at an aflecd pricc. llundrciy.-Matt. I~fllrr.l Comparably. French.Society. the cnrly 43 Bible Studcnta were delighted t o gather for meem s ilnd convcntionr." Ori inally it 1rn. flrsl. Sometimes the I ~ o r s ewirlted pntlcntly ruid somctimcs it pawed impal I~ntly. Supposr WP join ottr fellow beIfevers of earlier tlmrs R S t h ~ ytrrlvcl t o t h ~ i wcekl~. giving a few comments. stimmrr rind winter.000. 122:l. Even children benefited ~ r r n t l yfrom t I ~ e s r studlrs. no cnllcclion. nl~outlhr! truths o f I h r Biblt! and to strengthen atlr h i t h . 2:B. It con- fi sldcrerl Il ~ epropl~ct ic signlficnnct: of Israel's tabernacle and tho sncrlnccs offercrl there.were made to ublish the-Sot5ety'FHteratu~e in German. Ivas 1~nomn as the "Bible I-Iousc. In April IS%. In fact. the lrndcr read nn nppmpdate scripture.-lfer. give free. Recalling lhese meetings ns l~cldin one home." EInxelle and Helen Krull r'cmarlr: "Whca the snow covered the round wc wcill by horsc nnrl sleigh. ownership of this p ant and real edatc ~ w t st r n n s f ~ r r e dhy donation to thc Watch Torver . 1 1 ~ Court? $hi? Iioly? The Most Holy? Day of Atone m ~ n t ?IIIgh 13riest? WnrIcr ricst? It was so irnpr~ssed on our minds 1hnt we Foul% vlsuallze the I3gh Priest ~. T. Pittsburgh.035.a E~etkerSacnflcr:r. J u s t thinlr of it! Back in 1890 there were onIy about four Iiundred active assodates of thc Watch Tower Society.65. Asia and Africa. in view nf ." "Cottnjy Meetings" were hrld on lTrednesday evenlngs. 10) Accorclingl the 1RSD3s were times o f increase." Ynluntory mntrlhutfons have scn~ed to carer any rspmscs nssoclatcrl with meeting places of Jehovah's prn1)Ir. durj~igtht! lnecl lng. Allegheny. R private conepsn managed by C. T.s t o r y h n 8 bullmg situated at 56. sheeplikc ones t M 17d d n g 'in 0 XiF pefi'4-Mic.. Snrn C.Jrsus Uhrisl's wurds: "Ymt wvclved free. rain or shine wr rrn~ilrr~ wna our prlvncge to learn ever more and marc.luys to attcncl thc meetings. ~ u r ~ d i Danc-Norwegian.Yearbook 42 Yearbook twelve years later and eventually mcceeded C. in Italian. 2 Cor. ~ cammentg Ralph l T. W h ~ rlirl t Ihe bulloclr represent? 1 . Pennsylvania.l-n mcbmplete report c l t i n g m r o u p s artici~ants. F.rurformlr?ghis tltrties and we Itncw whnt it meant. Indeed. Yrnr nrtc~r car. r "Before Rnrl nfter lhc tam of f h century. In thorr days wr%d na ears."t hvc_wcre-vc very few meetings missed hy 11s. We rlltF nnl: wnnt to mIes nny opportunity l o nssorintc? wit11 ollicrs nf likr inllh. sz Polish.X HODRE The Bible Students had headquarters ofllws flfst at 101 FiWh Avenue. Thcsc nlso became known as Prayer. Russell as president of the Watcli Tower Soclety. too.Cleted o m in 1S?9 a t a cost of 534. . Many. many times we used :I horse nnd buggy ur rarriage to drive ihc fen miles rauncl t r i p twicc on Sunc. on by C. Sometimes It would he a joyful cxpcrlcncc one had in the scrvice . A llcsblc to meetings and convrlntions ~ P J P I I ~ ~ A E C ! ~ I T I uritnesscr P ~ ~ ~ is the slogan "Srats frrc. T. -its board of directors evalvn ting the structure and equipment at $164. +nnm could get to the mectings was either walk .'' What were those cnrly mcettngs Iflre? One of them wns l~nsedon Tabcrltclcls Shadows of tl1. Hrrnisen writrs: " A i l v c a hymn and a prayer. and there~fterA t 44 Federal Street. 30:8._SoJefiovah'speople built their o w ~ t n t ~ ~ . (Zech. Ws. This 17. Allegheny. Thereafter a publications depot wan sct up in London. n r use a horsr nnd buggy. but all had t o learn nnd answer t~~stions. covering the hnrsr! w l l l ~n XIlanlcet. "q - " 0 TEZIE HOTBE QF dEEOVAtI mT llfs QW David rejoiced ?hen it was aaid: 'To the house of Jehovah let us go. ta rnemo$alize the rlenth of Jesus Chris7. publlsh~rl by l h c Society jn 1881. Ry the? late 188Ok. THE BII3I. Concrrning thcm EdIth R. the accelerating work o f p u b l l ~ h ing the good news a n d gathering sheeplike ones rnatle expansion a necessi~. 4:6. 9:7.60 [Ealcr -renumbered FlGlil4) Arch Street. on March 26 1@9. Kaelin comments: "The Eroup hntl incrcnscd nnd sometimes the children had to sit on Ihe steps Iradlng upstairs. however.tl.s held in t ltla by t h e Tower Publishing 8ornpnny. A k ~ m a n g m e n t s. 113:23-29)The spiritual rewar%= w r e many but one thing alwa s was Eacklng-the rollcction \air. But Jehovah's holy spirit wns at work and WRR producing fine results. gathered." Properly so.ODOmile journey took h ~ mand h s party to Europe. Growth of the preaching work had been spurred. The gnly way t h a t tvr who livctl o11t i n thc country five rnlles from air .

h Erickson also came into the truth and became one of the Society's traveling Ie- . And how Jehovah has made things grow! From over 123 lands the 1958 Divine Will International Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses drew to New Pork city's Yankee Stadium and Po10 Grounds a combined audience of 253. . ~y People! - ' . spiritually reward- ing conventions o f God" pecrple have been held in many cities tkrolrghout the United States and the world. l7 .. 11:23-26) One such gathering took place in Allegheny.. for the little group grew $om six adults to about fifteen in less than two years. Cartoons and illustratio~saddmi lo the.Qb0 cogi&a-oI a new boolclet entitled* T e e'BibTc-vs.' Evo4fiition. Maclrrid~e. and a great work was done in the Uniled Slates. sunday mornings were spent in this volunteer work. of course.-. April 7-14. Som threw--theirs on the ground and.. This volunteer work continued for especiaIly on Sundays. Canada and Europe. At twelve o'clock. says Edith R.and. In those early clays. "Dawn-Circles.OQ. were these discourses effective? C. seeing how they overcame thcir difficulties often helped us in solving some of our o w n perpfexities. Onwasfree-to . Scriptural tru ere. That chart was hung on the wall in front of the audience for all t o see as the speaker for the occasion went about explaining its many arches and pyramids. . Since then. becoming widely known as-RibIe Students -. speakers." annual comrnemoratlon of Jesus Christ's death afforded early Bible Students opportunities to hold conventions. held weekly by Jehovah s witnesses t o c K ~ ~ Sb y ihelp~ ful to them in their preaching work." This meeting was the forerunner of what has since developed into the servlce meeting. Qa_o&occasinn. God's servants were more and more noticed by the public. As we listened to some of their cxperienccs we grew to know them betier. pofL3. a person would have to be couraeeous and stronp-hearted. IPS.took_us t o the church dm.offer a-prapr.' . 'CFPistfan volunteers by the fho~s$cds 'responded-w%olehearledly. It proposed a new method of dissemfnatln Bible truths -one sure to take Christendom's clergy %y stom.. -laW!iIl37. We learned much about Bible htstors from these 'chart' talks. Present w@reabout 400 servants of Jehovah and in. the Watch Tower Society released a ilew series of tracts called "Peoples Pulpit" (then "Everybody's Papar" and later ''The Bible Students Monthly")..We passed out the tracts as the people came out of church. 31:24) Jehovah's aeon16 of that time -were triven the o a ~ o r t u n i t vto &age in mass h c c l i s t r i b ~ t i o . . Canada.." It: was f o ~ a n d m t . . To participate in this work.: were heId on pecause &-evenings. Observing Their fafthfuIness. 1892.*". Thwgh--these m o e a c l s religious error was cxposed. "Each :.or ash: for a certain hTmn to-be -sung _ the words--oft e ex~ -3Fcss@g the thoi~glfisof one's heart better than the erson-muld: It was an evening for meditation upon ?chovahys lovlfig care and f o r close association with our brothers and sisters. E. That chart was enlarged to thc size aP a banner and could be purchased from the Bible ITause in Allegheny Pennsylvania. . Ral h H. temsted persons from some twenty states and Manitoba. . we_han&i-the literature to them and then waited until one o'clock so as to serve those who stayed for Sunday school.ass had a Volunteer Captain who planned thc work. as the people came out.. Pennsylvania. . Brenisen "and the workers were called Volunteers. W h a t was known as a " 'kly mtght be given. and eventually was expanded t o include _house-to-housetract distribution.922! COUEAGEOIJS AND STRONG-ELEARTED LV GOD'S SERVICE "Volunteers Wanted!"--that was the strikin title of an article in Zioa7s Watch Tower o t April 1 8 1899. William P. By suc11 tract distribution. Almost everyone took a tract. . -. ofThcrc Rihln sludics were so named volurncs Millunsirrl Dn~uwwere used.gave a chart talk in a Baptist church in Long Island City. And thcv wem delivered frequently!' "Chart talks" rnf~ht be delivered at the remlar meeting places of ~exovah'speople or elsewhere. . . New tracts were pubm e m l ~ a X €wEe a year and were delivered lo churchgoers by the millions.explained and the naiions wexe warned about the highly significant year 1914. (1Cor. From 1909 onward.. What tvas this?' I-Ie explains: "Under the front cover of Volume I of Studies b~ the Em'ptecres there was a long chart .work or some evidence of Jehovah's special leading or protection. C. m W 1 r "with the result that several members of [the I3apt&t preacher's3 church came into the truth and the minister . The chart was a graphic ilIustratlon of the main Bible events from rnqn's crealton l o the end of the milIcnnium and the beginnrng of 'ages _ta_c_ope. effectiveness of these tracts. . It.The .International Bible Students. of course. SilIarvay rccalls: "Tke talks must have borne some fruit. we gatfi~&those u T h e message the tracts contained was ~ m n eout of Zer.t ot h i Feople as they left the chr~rcbes. Lelfier recalls ihal Sundny evenlng usually was voted to a Bible study or a cllscourse on the Scriptures.

According t o Samuel Van Sipma. "we arranged for announcements in the weekly newspaper and made calls giving personal invitations. at one lime publisl~edhis discourses.t h i r rwd ivork were forty-eight-traveling inillistcrs sent o"u t o n assigned routes as public spcakers.rnmngs and--slip the tracts under the doors. Some hzve not inappropriately referred to* this tracting a?tivity as scattering gems lilrc rnornrng dew. aild making dire threats iJ we sl~ould ever dare -to return. They. A tract was the beginning of a solid foundation of Bible truth f o r m y fatIier. . all in an effort to gather such ones together and form new congregations. and unquestionably many were indeed refresh~das a resuIt of reading these inspiring pages of divine truth. The names and addresses of interested persons tvho attended the discourses were obtained.200 congregations were functioning in conneclion with the Watch Tower Society throughout the earth. a greater. two or four usually working together. . Victor Y.C . Next came the ddistrlbutlon itself. T. T.000 newspapers. Blackwell tells us: "It was a tract which brought the Kingdom truth into our home. "ULRSS EXTENSION WORK" T h e courageous activities of Jehovah's servants were intensifying as another feature of their work came on thz scene in 1913. Hannan. usuaIly screaming invectives and sometimes chasinglls withbrams or cants or flailing arms. !I!HE PUBLXO PRESS "Another feature [of the work1 that cannot be overlooked lightly. But "class extension work" involved more than this. for Sister Estep continues: "Sometimes a door would suddenly open and a veritable giant of a grown-up would appear. retelegraphed it t o newspapers in the United States. ?rank Crane. was anothcr means of spreading Bible truths. in fact.. and lhese individuals were visited a t home by Bible Students. Dr. more than 4. A publication named "The Continent" once stated concerning C. . but the newspaper space was given free.extwsion \vorkl i t was an externire." ITSING. this Was an activity of the Bible Students in wltich practically everyone shared.000 newspapers published these sermons. Russell: "His writings are said to hav~jrealer-newspaper d r ~ ~ c r ~ e e 1 r t h :those of any other llving man. The Society bore the telegraph expense. "More than 2. weekly he would send t h i s syndicate. reater ewn than the work of Arthur Brisbane." Here. and a dozen otlier of the best known editors and syndicate writers put together. We made it a point to greet and talk personally to each one of the little group that gathered (and it was usually a . doubtless. we followed up with further talks. myself and children." Even Christian children shared in tract distribution work. "All told. The wide circulation of the good news was vitally significant. besides many others who accepted and embraced the hopeand faith-inspiring information about the Kingdom government for all mankind.public lectur& campaign. Grace A. 1. 1916. For example. M a n y o f these halls had only lamplight." Use of tracts produced good results. $orman Hapgood." But it was not Russell as a man that was important. Margaret Duth recal& evenmgs when fellow Christians met at her home for that purpose. fiedericlr Haskins. tracts were also dlstrihuted at other times . Colporteurs helped to organize these congregations. Canada and Europe. and many new ones were formed. By 1914." He adds: "Many o f us would get up early on Sunday morning Cabolxt five o'clockl and leave tracts on the porches or under the doors of thc homes in a section of territory assigned. We also set a slant board a t the entrance of the hall with a chalk-written announcemcnt of the meeting. however." said The Watch Tower of December 1. and writes: " W e would open the dining room table full length and some o f us would separate the tracts while others folded them: another group would stamp llle~nwifh . then. George Horace Lorlmer. .46 Yearbook Yearbook Many pleasant evenings were spent pre aring the tracts for distribution. . Now and then. Though Russell might be traveling.than tlie combined circulation of the writings of all the -$fiCsh-and preachers in North America. and then we'd rush homc to tell our parents.'" say Hazelle and Helen Rrull. TZlZng trp. Known as the "class. "After obtaining the use of a ball f o r a public talk. Of course. in t u n . made up 01 four members of the Society's headquarters staff. my mother.the time and location of ihe Sunday afternoon lecture. Russell's sermons was developed. Opposition might wen be'-e-oiiiitbred." An international newspaper syndicate fep i n g .. Este recalls how she and her two eldest brothers "wouh tiptoe onto _ i k porches early aYZ3??day." says George E.. someone would accept the tract o r smile at us. a sermon about two newspaper columns in length. If interest was shown at the initial meeting. with a cornbined circulation of fifteen rniIlion readers. '%as the publishing of Pastor Russell's sermons tn the newspapers.

. affectton for Brother Van Amburgh. once scmed in this capacity. More iinportanlly they ai$d their listeners to dcvelop faith In tlla ~ o c d of God. how 1 l r i t l ~ .r-rmllon and hc has pastrd his picture on the hnclc of It. Hc said. rnthn-.Emeetings and to upbulId congregations of BihIu Students spiritually. wllll no sprlW%I f n person did not. Newen rernnr~m: will never. 13rothcr A.48 Yearbook little group) and t o caU at the homes of the Intcrcstcd oncs t a further their interest. 'Isn't hc nice? f!e talks to us!' We arc thrlllcd and off to a good start to enjoy every mlnuic of his stuy. 25. As a young girI. Rolmer states: "mey were always intercstcd In us yozlng folks--my sister and brother also. Oregon. by each one through the olher's Saftli. Ethel G . One appointmont was I I I nr near lClarnath Falls. wagons of dl kinds and horseback." S I S ~ B L . t hn1 left a dccg nnrl lasling Influence. Somc of such Trips WPI-P very exciting. and Rrother FIersse wnuId sing the %hymns. adding: "The pilgrims were impressively neat. We always enjoyed their visits. or. Brother Xacmillan and others whose Iives wcrr? such a fine example of endurance-there is a spccial. inclccd.lar'y and Il. st agcconrhh." comments Grant Suiler. public n~cclings.3 FJ'ooclworth. "it: made a loving and lasting imprcuslon. 12. 21:7. Thc next day 1 i i h G1. Their attitiirle was 1Ikc Ihat nf Paul. and other m t t i n e rlurstions. t l ~ cpllgrrm quesuons daddy ns to ttit. Edltt~11."-Rom. The i S ~ r e s t sof &cTs peoplr from t l:r 1RWs to the late 1920's. Maybe I1 Is Dmjumin Borlr~n who has given me a picture f o c t c a ~ ' r l lllnr h e hroz~gl~tfrom the I910 Cllatauqua AICPc0n. o f roursc. "hut Ilirrc wcrcr outstaucling q~~alities---giftsof l h c Iinl s Irl!. A. ." .8) "Brother Thorn had n mnct mild manner..twenty."-IJrnv.Znlp E. who told Roman Christians: "1 am Jonoine t o ssr you.1-r ~ilfihn hucltl~oarcl. "What: made the visit so pleasant?" asks Mary M. never fr)lTpr>2. . was an exceedingly well-groomed. of lilcc a patrlasch In limes of old. EaIinct has rnrrdc m y trrothsr a ltlle nnd i s helplng him fly it. . sort. stire movine alor. I was a IIttIe awed by their quiet confidence and faith--accepting all things as Jehovah's will. To get therc nfler goln part way by t r a i ~ l d ethen had to t o l ~ can overni&t trip by stagecoach." "Somc a t the pllgrIms had personal ecullnrltles and the^^ wero noled. (Luke 9:W: John 20:24. They traveled on a fixed mutr.) h long ride took . I'll id1 you Ihat i t i s j u s t a wooden wagon rnounled D L ~ O U P wl~ccls that are set on the axles. D ~ u b t l emany ~ ~ of the pilgrims endeared themselves to t helr fcllow bcltcvers also hecause they made thems ~ l v c s"at tlnrne" when visiting. and after we children had been sent to hed. for "thc result nP humlllty nnd Ihr! fenr 09 Jehovah is riches and p. and as. Of tlie others whom wc knew and loved so much-BrotI~er [Clayton J. These-uavclirrg pflC?rJms dtd not harc-an easy time In"jirun~eyingfrom 11. When Harold B.'' Looking back t o the days when she was a young girl and pilgrim brothers stayed in hcr home. . and granclsons. hot11 yours ant1 mine. mom would play the piano. dad the violin. E s t ~ precaIls: 'qrnther Ncrsee lnvcd music. M ~ c m i l l a tmay ~ tnlte a moment to go out to the corniicld with 11s and select six nice ears of corn for his rli~~nel. that I may impart some spiriiunl gil <to'-you in order for you to be rnntlc firm. 22:4. woodworth. Concerning trips of her iilishnnd ~ d w . He was so frill of gentleness and tendelmess toward the 'dearly hcd lovcd' that he often made m e think or what tlte Ise. usually onc or two days. ~ \ prarhaps r Rrottlrr S. I tnlie myself ~ n t otho cornr?r. Duncan first met Rmthcr Thorn. $0 to speak.. H.fr. and E quote. *They really-WL us young folks a fine example of Christian fortitude and Inith. . 1:11. t h a t thew may be an jnterchnngc of rncnuragemcnl among you. Hinds.anetraveling ~eprcscntativerr of theJatch Tower Society FWre sent out to hold prR.ct l o lhinltlng n groat deal of myself. t r d who . What havr: you got to he proud r~f?""' A nrltcwottlry Imlt..-Pil-Krirn. She answers: "Grt~ellagsdlspenserl wlth.~:tn the Ilttlc town.lhr-wny p l n c ~ sit tvas often neccsssry to travel by train. Persanality traits of the traveltng pilgrims varied." Brother Duncan says: "His talk to thc group was lihc a father gMng loving and afl~ctfonalcco~msclto l i i s sons and daughters.11ave back trouble hrlort? his rlrlr. and say: "You lit r I t * sprclc oY rlust. Iovetl apostle John must have been like. Cervecl.i mrt-nf a -little town by A brother who was Ihr. i f anyone ~1::c 1 3 s!towing inrerost since the last visIt. For n llttIe w1hIIe his attention is till rctcrl to us cllllrlrrn (tlrrer! of us now) hefore hc r~111. 'WhenevtbrT t. .icr to place.(In case you never s a w or rode In am. g o a t ~ e d little man.whethrr o r not Ire has any qi~estlonlinhuiit tlw articles In l'lre Watch T'ower. congregations m i n number adrlitional_l>Ih grims ns they -!\-ere @-1ed~re@ sent-on tho road.\ ." Grace A. n stnlemcnt that Brother Thorn made that Jlnu h e l p 4 mr! to Illis day.c~ to his room. admits Rarold F. h e stu~clydid afler." TRAVE-G WITH THE PlTdRWS As early as B94. Rwnlxrn wrotr: "To reach some a € the outuf. as did those of Jesus Christ's apostles.

" That night thc s t s t r ~ . wcrc sent t ~ N c wYorlr c i Y Why? To svrurt! morta sultaMb QuuariGrs. -p~irrlrnsfngttir olrl "Ply~noulh 13cthr1. explaining the 'dispensations" and "ages' marked on it. . Long had God's ~ ~ f l 100lce1l p l ~ In 1914 as tl*r? end of the 2. M. -wily woultI ~ s s c m h l chcrc to sinz n hymn._F-Rutherford (then I t s lcgal counsrlor). pression his Bead had made in it. aitcr whlch questions were invited.s nlrl four-story l~ruwns~oncparsonage at I24 Columhln IIcichla. Illerefore. [ H e had] n scalr! made1 of the tabernacle in the wilderness." comments Mary &I. In IDDS. T7crcher's f a r r n ~ rresitlcnce soon became the new homc or tho SocIcly'a hmtiquartcrs staE of over thIrty persons.m a daily imprcss. r ?'11is lhey dld. Herr." EXPANSION AS !CITE QEN'ITLE !FIMES hTAR THEIR FA- As the Blhle Stztrlents found themselves in the f i r s t decndr! of thr! twmt ictlr rmtury. nnd hrlpclrl us to walhk mare closely n t unity ~ v lht Jehovah's arganlzation. nnd it was callrtl "DeThcl. the cuurtyard with the altar of burnt onering and the bnsiu ." "A pub& lecture was always scheduled.mt l l O 'l'lmcs." What about that partictllar pilgrim visit itself? Sister Brenisen adds: "Soon the ard wag well fllled wivlltl teams of all descriptions.long impressions were made by these brothers.52@ycar-long . At least one brother.~. Wnuld you lilte lo hear the vow that . To get to the train Ihxt would lalw him lo his next appointment thry had lo takr* n trip oil sixly miles right through the wilds to Ihc llcarcst railroar1 station. T. 1lic. On January 31.Yearbook them Into the mountains to the brother's farm in a beautiful valley beside a mountain siream. tliry were aware that tlmr wns running out for the nntions. 1!1O!l.huur talk. hut Brother Erenisiscn pr~ferrcdto go t o Ihe barn a l o n ~ rvliJl the l~rothcss. The s n v k was quite indignant about being disturbrd and showed it." Olllc S t n p l ~ l e n expresses her sentiments.iirJn In praprr hefare InTakfast At the h g h n i n g o f Ihc mrnl :I 111t~lcIcxt \ V ~ Srcnrl from W a t l ? ~IIeaz~e>kiry I t l n r l ~ ~ rfor t . I L~slcr!21: 24. They did stop long u ~ o u g hf o r a nice evening meal that thc sistcrs hati provided. A t nethcl was located C." says Sixtcr Ercnrsen. several representatives of the Wntcl~Tnwer Sodety. Russe1Ps study.y b r d ncecher once sel-vtrl R S pnsiolo. 11 was a mission structure c*nmplelcrl In 186X f o r Illc nearb Plymouth Congre~ nlnnnl l Cl~urch. Downg t n f r ~was the dining room. .lc. aftex which there was another 2wo. 350 prrxons werc prcscnt for the detlicatlon of tlw Soriety's new hcndqunrt~t's.yd on thrIr ~ninds?Entitled W y S o l m Vow t o God. Using sl ill-life slides. andLC. it goes Hlcc 1111s: "Our Father which art In heawn. "and oftentimes the pilgrims would give a l a k on the Chart. he made the little Ruthie of hjs t a l k comc to lIfe by means af the resurrection. Ncw Yc11. ilullltoriurn. rh. Including J.cvcre cncIosed with a cloth fence abortl four fncIics high Jmnging like drapery h u m littIe mctnE bars. read the "Vo~v" A% . Wheil shr! pioltcd I t up. ." 13-17 Hicks SIiqert. ~ slept in the house and the brothers in Ilre hay. A rnnm in the house had been I-esenved for t h e pilgrim. The nzeering began ar thrcc o'cloclir with a two-hour talk.nroolrlyn.'' 7'11~remodctcrl IIicks Street builcllng became Itnolvn R a "The FIroolrI Tahcrnnde. with a long table that zvoulrl nccommodnt e forty-faur persons. only n few blocks away. Yes. .l7rr ~ h ! ( c r l t o T dof Fcrifh.. Sometimc later Edward received a letter from lhe sister telling him that after illcy left shr went to thc Imrn for the pillow and there i t was will1 the jm.. Uut for such C X ~ C H S ~ VinC Zernntionnl worlc t h c Bible JIouse in Allegheny was Inr ton small. saying: "Thcsc v l ~ i t swcrr! riccnslons for spiriLua1 upbuilding n t ~ r [inatrucmt ton. Hinds. the connecting link in those days between the headquarters of this growing . one a pack liorarb and o~rcfor car11 o f them. where i3cnr. and there were many. had an illusbated Iecturc. . hallowed be thy . the must: holy. f C i ~ ? gJames Y W S ~ Q Vh'ow ?) i t w a s a frw_al~orl~yeatrs away. Iiay C." meaning '?louse of God. and this was disct1::srtl during hr~nkiast. Thc Soclely's delegation also bought nrcchrrt. fdEowed by more questions. Bopp says: "This b r w k r was nn instructor. Fas Rrothcr Tor~tjianl rlcscribect each observance and its propiletic meaning based an the reference book Taberftctclc SThadr~tc. Now very often it is bclter lo be jgnornnl of some facts!" What ahont discourses of thc Ilgrirn~?What Fcre they iilw? Concerning one pi1 Brati~crTautjlnn. "and after a hearty hruakfnst the hrotller saddlrtr lhree horscs. right under that spot was a big rattlesnake all coiled u having enjoyed the warmth 01 111s hentl."' It houscd the S o c l ~yts t omces n t ~ da. property tha RusseIl hImst%lfFIRCI Ic)cB(c~I on itn [ ~ a r l l ~1r113. 51 oraanlzation and the Isolated subscribers t o the W&ch Tozrwr nncl the 'ecclcsins' thnt wcre being organized. He taught by illustrations. &inging the Wenrls from afar to hear the pilgrim. L. w'tiicl~ tte Inld nut on R table .Z Russell prcpared Co undcrlnl~ran all-out worldwide carnpalgn as n trsiimony t o i h r nntions. Tlre holy. Figurines of priests in authentic robts were set In their proper places and were moved about as they pel-formed their functions . "Blorning camc.

It and other corporations formed by Gods people in various lands all cooperate with one another and with the governing body of Jehovah" svitnesses. and thy will be done in my mortal body. 26:12) What was the nature of thcse events? Let us see. a quaint old red-brick structure consisting of two floors and a basement. 1910. where Pastor Russell. "Pastor Russell. "There were no preliminaries.now-gn2wn as 1he" Ftatch- 05 Yearbook 53 t o w e _ r + B i b _ l ~ . Relying on the assistance of thy promised grace to he1 in every time of need. children. was presented at the Hippodrome yesterday afternoon. as being of the Adversary. Zion's Glad Day." Scores of rabbis and teachers were present." said the newspaper. and thy dear flock. conducted a most unusual service. Later. Then. On the second floor was an auditorium wit{ seating f o r 800. foreign-sounsing strains o f the Zion hymn. wallred across the sta e without introduction. Russell spoke to great auzences in May 1910. and the dear co+laborers a t the Brooklyn Bethel. Followin5 the chairman's introduction. 1930. Next there was applause. the adjoining building at 122 CoIumbia Heights was purchased. Rec~itationof this vow was later discontinued among God's people at Bethel and elsewhere. About three blocks from BetheI was the Brooklyn Tabernacle. As I look seven floors down toward the stage. in part: "The unusual spectacle of 4. mother and sisters excepted. and his doubye qualette from the Brooklyn Tabernacle sang the hymn. where C. Here Brother Russel1 regularly spoke. He has no notes. erect and white-bearded. tall. There is no podium.' . it might have been New York city's noted Hippodrome Theatre. F o r a time the Society's headquarters staff was housed largely at 124 Columbia Heights. Every word is clearly discernible. father and brothers excepted. children.' even as God's servants had done in times past. nut a seat is unoccupied. through Jesus Christ our or$ I register this Vow. home of the Chicago Grand Opera. The place might just as well have h e n London's Ro a1 Albert Hall. after having listened to a sermon he addressed to them concerning their own religion. I shall resist these snares in all reasonable ways.This is the recollection of Ray C. I t housed the Society's gcncral offices. The discourse over. and that. It provided much more space for livmg quarters and other facilities. if possible scrutinize my thoughts and words and doings. with the exceptions bcIow. unless the door to the room stand wide open:-En the case of a brother-wifc. a stacIr room and also a shi ping room.000 Hebrews enlhudastically applaudrng a Gentile preacher. in the hfghcst balcony of the worldfamed Auditorium Theater." The . the composing room. nussell signaled a ain and the choir "raised the quaint. enlargin the Bethel home. Yet. It is but an example. raised his hand. I: wonder jf it will be necessary to straln my ears to hear. "Dail will I remember at the throne O f heavenly grace tge general interests of the harvest work. In the case of a :fster-hnshand. eventually the audience 'warmed up' t o the spcaker. the famous head of the Brooklyn Tabernacle.Furrnan Street. 'Even here."' As reported. including a new dining r o o m To hold title to such properties. the high principlcs embodied in its words arc still sound. and so far as reasonably possible I wflI avoloid being in the same room with any of the opposite sex alone. I will at all times and at all places. 'ELESSIhrG &l?. Charles Taze Russell rlses to his feet.HOVAEl AMONG CCPNGREGATEP) TrnOKCiS9 ReguIar conventions and other public gatherings of the Bible Students were excellent occasions t o 'bless Jehovah among congregated throngs. T.~ ~ @ ~ o f N e w ~ porated. remembering that tliere are but the two masters. in 19-OQ JebaYahs servants f e e Pfople's-Pmjt Associa~ion. finally enthusiastic response. as he dcscribcs the prophetic ending of the Gentile Times and the ushering m of t h e Millcnnial Age . where type was set for The Watch Tower. and parlicularIy the share which T myself am privileged to enjoy in that work. 'Our Hope. "I further Vow that. "I Vow to thee that I wfll be on the alert to resist everything akin to Spiritism and Occultism. conduct myself toward those of the opposite sex in private exactly as I would do with them in public-in the presence of a tongregalion of the Lord's people. said. where Russell addressed a large Jewish audience on Sunday. The year 1911 saw the completion a rear addition extending nine floors down a precipice to.' one of fie masterpieces of the eccentric East Side poet Imber. (Ps.52 Yearbook name. October 9. to the intent that I may be the better enabled t o serve ihec. places his left forefinger to his right palm and begins to speak in a normal tone of voice. May thy rule come into my heart more and more. again. the New York Asaericala of October 10. He moves frcely about the platform. Bopp. and everywliere.Regarding that discourse. "I Vow to still more carefully. one-haIf block away.

they first cheered and clapped with slict~ arclor thnt thr mlesic was drowned out. and they somctin~cssought to pro. on thc wt~ole RusseII came otT ~~IctorIous." drsun Christ's nnointetl SoIlowers.and this is how things wrrc in 1110st~rlnys. stood by large audienccs. and so have Chriatlan views of J3ihllcal prophccics once tbaugllt In np ly to nnt~irnl ." T h c Krull sistrrs recall that Jelrovah blessed Brother Rusxdl w l t t ~ Hi3 sptrIt to prcscnt the truth ably. held that autumn in hllegttcny's Cnrnrfiie I InlP. nr!cnrdIng to Bmther M e r .30-:13. Rutherford accepted a Ba tlst debate ch~Ilene in behalf of thc Wntcl~Tower hclet?. In what later appeared to be an attemqt by the Pittsburgh ministerial alhance to dlscredtt C . perhaps out of fear. In tlle twelve years iollowlng the Eaton-Russell debate. holding l11i:n-t ns i f spellbound l'oraone. J4rmc*1' f i i t y s Illat hel'nra giving a clisrvurse Brolhrr Etussr~llmarli>scvtlrnI ~:i*ilr:p. on March 10. esluring. T. No bep glng to hit the sawdust trail. of the ~nthusiasrn ovcr the dramatic surprise he prcpnrcrl. 1903.FI powcrlul magnet. It took place in A ril 1915 nt t IP rinfty ~ u d i : torium In Los Angelas. e" Thousands attended. Times have changed.' spokesman and debater for the a posing vlcws. Ihe man was not imporlant. T.aftcr this debate many members of Eaton's rongvegution became Eible Stuclr?nts.Yearbook Ysclrbook effect? Thfs. wllo continues: "Ills volre was not loud. IVhen s~~rnlring. ]. At ant! polnl 'l<FiIer Wliitc. mole their unscriptural views in pubIIc dellate with J chovaTi's servants. I That was the simple. Gnl. "Jlc ncavcr rzsci 1 1 0 1 ~ but always spofe frrcly from tl~rheart.. &llhr. 55 of truth over error. T.o src you lurn the hose on hell and put out thr: fir@. $1 Troy. hr ~sirnlly sloocl on the open platform and would wnllr nholu using his arms freely ir. Rutherford WRS VIC~OI'IOUS In couray:cuusly defending Bible trutl~. and !. though ltle opponents.'or ~l moment the Hebrew auditors could sral. S.000 (with nn cslimnlrd :IO. There waR something Snr morc ebcctive and po~vcrfulthan all or th~sc!put in. Thcre were many capable Ehrlslians proclalmin i hc good news in those days. hefore nn audience of 12. Pnstor Russcll walIced off thc slal~jc nnd the rncetlnl: rnded with the end of the hymn. ministrr of the North Avenue Methodist Epismpal Church. F.Eaton. ns I t WPI-r. two and sometimes tlvcr hoivs nt n tlmc. his pcople have dismrncd that such worrls foretell aood lllfngs for the spiritual "Isr~c*lof C:o(l.nln.one clergyman approached hlm t~rter1110 1. Russell and L. White of the " ~ l s d ~ ! drnomlnatlon. scs~lonof the debate and saicl: "I nm glnd 1.TCUJI in our day. y l n s t J. JInxr!llr! nnrl TIr!lcn Rrull werc prcscnt and tell us: "nenuly nntl harmon o f truth and Rne Scrlplurnl nrgrlmcnta on cash su&ect o f debate stooil out In Etnrk c~unliq:isl: to the confusing teachings of men. usunlIy called off t h c engngemcnls. and then. C. Xnlr?r~dingly. no emotlonrlllsm. Without ever using sounil amplifying equipment (I 1uq. Thc mcssn c was. Dr. 1903. at Cincinnati.joined in by hundrecls.hey tcrtn thr! rvcnt "a triumph 54 P 8nm . With increnrril light God. "ilow r l l f fel-rnt from the ordinary preacher!" rxclalms C. In this way Brethrr Xt~isscllhrlrl his nuclicncc In m p t aitention!' Ralph 11. Rus- sell's scholarship and I31blIcal vlt?we.lsl. At the I~cigltl. Arnonj: other things..11:3 7-32. Durinc path srssinir of Ihis clcbntc. 3. i n desperation said that he rernli~d~i?ofa s l ~ nover a hlarl~smith shop reading 'All lclnds o f twisling nnrt turning done hcrc' But. nnd nihlirally maintained that Christ% sccontl inminc will [rrcc~dc the millennium and thnt the ohjcct or !rot11 19 Ihc blcssin~ 01 all families 01 the rlarlll. 2:253. t o the honest Irulh srulcer. L. he Scripturally rnaint:tinctl l h n t the souls of the dead are u~icons~Ious whllc Lhrir horllcs nihe in the grave and that the ohjccl of holh Clu. j111 barns te the audiencc. 01do between C. 2 Tfm.c was none in those days). Re~)orlcdly. TJ. Another signtflcnnt debntc took p l ~ c oon February 23-25. and Bible truth was bein cleclarctl t o mufiltudas.OOO h c l n ~lurnccl away for lack of space) during tho lhur nlglils of the debate. chnllcngcd Jtussr?Il to a sh-day eebale.mly hclicvc r heir ears.'" Yet. with resultant harmony. o f course. confldrtlt cxpounrlF ny! p t f I eof r the Word of God-lctun~ onr! ~rrlptureunloclc nno211ex one until it became. hut it had prcullar carryln~ power. it was a demonstration of 'iinncllinfi the word o T the truth aright' Lon thc part of RussclI. Tvcdt. other debating challenges were accepted by Go$$ servants. E. . with f hr scronrl vtal'se. Since H r o t h ~ r Russell was so \rritle1y known and spoke to large audienccs on many orcasions. Then.lstls second corning and the millennium la thr: hlcsslng o r nll thc families of the earth. li:16\ Gut H'I? hnvr brrn rcvi~winglhr enrly t w ~ n t l r t l l cent~try. adding: "No oratory. quict. and some persons Eenrd their words with appreciation. Opponents wcrt! numrrous. maktng swe It wns tl~rironen I~ymn. (Rom. Russell nlaa mntlc :I vcry slrnng Biblical denial of the hcll flrc dot:trine. .9: 6-8. vorl mily wonder what it was Iike to listen to hlm. RusseIl courageously upheld such Scrip tural teachings as the unconsclotts state of the dead between death and rosurrcctlon. according to the press account: 'The urirecrdented incident of Christian voices s i n g l n ~thc cwish anthem came as a tremendous surprlsr. he could tjo h t ~ ~ rnnd ( l unrlcr.

and C. pull* out of tIic station on its -8. Wlsconsir~. Louise Cash. urhcre Fin clg 1 t . he louretl the Unitcd Stalcs and Canada by special Imin or car and mnducted a series of one-day ronventlona. It truly was a spiritually upbuildina journey. T. Finally. Says Sister Ilcefcr: "At every stop on tltc t r h thcro were convtlnllons being held-most were f o r thrce clays. . In 1903 he had rnacle a gecond 'ourncy Lo &rope. rind it was a happy and excitin~tirnc. however. re~nrclless o f the Golden Itulc. malice. no restrictions ur rest ralnl s. h The I4'nicA Tower of May 1. will it bring u s Zlack?" BibIt? lectures also mere featurcd durlng C. T. et c. d ~ ~ ! convcntlon mas in sesslon.~rtunitles to present Scriptural truths. Rrtssclls ssslstnnts nttv r r l iscd rhc pzrblic meeting bv dist rihutlrr h~tttlhtlls. nrlcl were on our way for n most memorable trlp. he painled out. traveling lo I-Ialvnli. Junc 2.y lnrge city in both counrIcsl." as many ns 240 trnvclina with t t u ~ s c l l on one occasion. whereas the17 q p o n e n t s ~cwmto Raw. journeyed to Europe reguZarly and traveled extensively throughout North America on "convention tour" special trains. that 'those who are of lIlc truth are bound 1) the Golden Rule and t h d r pres~ntallon must be n%nc absolutely fair fines. regardless of everything. Xt didn't tnkc lorlg t o I . K e ~ I c r supplies tlzcse details: "Our train wus I u Iciivr! from Ihr! Dcnrhorn station over the Wnhnf?I~Rnllrotlrl al: noon. through southern Asia into Afrtcn. Arriving i r l a particular city. rccnlls that Russell ngrt?cd to give this lecture in Lytlr-hbrlrg. c ~ L ~{ve ! wcre one big farnify.-I-Ir?hr. nnrl Rome in a few othcr places tmtll wc f l n ~ l l y?urn- . and anoCI1cr to the public . Illlnols. "the frlcnds who Elnd come to say g~ocl-lyr!snng 'Blest Be the Tie Tlmt Bindfir nnd 'Bud lc wit 1 Yon Till We Meet Aeain. nnrl the trnrn WAS tmme for a month. W h y not board a "'conventbn trnLn" and rlcte wlth n happy company of CrhzSstians? In dune 1913 o special lrnitr was engaged for over 200 Blhle Students wlt6 would nccornpany C.. F?%th spcnbcrs nnd Iiearr%rs. Itussell.' all tlw wlllle wavlng I~nts nncl handkerchiefs untll we werc lost to thclr viuw. imaginary irlp tn hrll and back. "re~nrdlcss of the canIc?xt. uss sell'. on a trip that would take thrm tn Trxas. brought into fruitful activity groups o f anointed Ch~lsllans in far-flung areas of the enrlh." Bsllvercd before pnrlred houses in nearly eve1. speaking to nudicnces in various cities Then." n srnnll group acmmpnnylnr?. Russell from Chlcnco.ord's Wurd a n 8 lcaves i t ) opponents such presenia1Ions of ~ I I C error as they firL(: flt tn malrc and find upportunity to exploit. In f u l n l l l n ~some speaking enffaffcmrnts. At 1 llc lnectlng tiley greeted indivi(lunls. Cnlifnrnla. Missouri. T . Cnnndn and ihen ta a convcntic~nIn Madisrm. t wns nu1 uncommon for thew "ronventlon trains" to he used In visitiilg largc dt1t."As the trnl?. from December 1911 to Mnrclt 19l!. beHevlnp t h a t i t rarely actomplishcs and often nrour Gs nnper. this discourse featurcrl a humorous. would visit these anrl ~stn1)lldicongnai:nlions. accornp~niedby many fellow workers. bittcrncss. in time. Tlre Irlends began to nrrlvc ahout ten o'clock. LauIs. ny kind nf nrgumcnt. A study of Chclstendom's foreign inissjons mas undertaken and many lectures !\v1rr!~it'en.56 YearbooTc Russell himself did not favor debates." Bible discourses themselves ~ b o r d c d better opf.Ralher he sets hrfolnc those who desire to hmr it. China. +rk. Russell increased. Rus~ ~ 1 1 tri ' s s abroad. for instance. Wc p1clted up some friends in St.nsas. Several rnllronrl cnr's werc Ilnltccl together and the party travelctl from nne crty tc~ n11ot2w~according t o a prearran~edsrhrdule.thus spreading seeds of truth Ihat. If lhis car taltss us to hell. wrote Russell.Virginia. Yearbook m o m A 4 c o o m 0 vm m n As time passed. It is tjmc to l e a v ~ . ns chalrman of a seven-mnn cornmittre. among other things. . and wc stayed one day with each conventinn. is considered perrnlssihle. But larger p n r t l ~wrre ~ rygnnized In "cr~~~vcrlliol~ trains. P~crctl two hundred and forty.. him. He docs not fnvar dcbnting. orall and in print. wlth R side. T. one to thc frknds in the afternoon.000-mile journey. Ilc sometimes had Iruvcl~rl alroard a spccinl rnllroad "cone-ention car. C. Mnllntln %. IIis public 1cd. Illinqis. continues Sirrlrr Kcefcr." H e nlso stated: "So far ns the Editor is concernctl. when f o w i hlc. T. 1915. made x rountl-the+world tour. f lie mrssaEc of the T. (%tniaerl Ole n a m r s and addresses of jntercstcd ones and. This was quitr nmuslng and prople askec!. and s11csays: "My father had big posltm made ntlvertlsing this Iccturt! and got permission to placc thrtn on tile front of the streetcars.s in thc Unitcd Stales ailrl Cannda.cws 4: 12. he IXks no desire for further debates. ussell often spolre to large aadtmces. Durhg thcse stops Brother Russell gave two talks.run to Rockford. Brother R~rssell o!netl us nt IIot Sprjngs. for he was nwnrc of their disadvantages for Chrlstlnns. rln to Europe nntl back to New York.ure then was 'To Hell and Dadc. mcet!ug oltl Irientls I had net seen for a long tirne nnd cettlng nc ullntcrl with ~rew ones. requests for prrsonnl appearances by C. Japan. Besides this worldwide tour. Durlng the ycnrx of 1905 to 1907.

' ~ musical ninety-six phonograph-record talks were prepared. Yet. And film audiences in general *had to waft until 1927 to hear both dialogue and musrc cornbined in a commercial movie." Early Christians sometimes held "love feasts. Imagine that you are seated among hundreds 01 persons in a darkened auditorium. Rumell recognized that motion pictures were a fine rnedlum for reaching masses of people." but the Bible does not describe them. the spoken word and the music. Say it now is the year 1914. therefore. J. We were not ashamed of our tears nor did we try to hide them. This production? It is the "Photo-Drama of Creation. This is no common silent movie. God's people undertook an all-out campaign of worldwide proportions-a hitherto unparalleled educational and warning work. King James Y a s i o n ) So. millions saw it free of charge! A fortune for those days-some $300. . the Photo-Drama carried viewers from creation through human history to the climax of God's for earth and mankind af:the end o f Jesus hrist's thousand-year ~ e i g nPictorla].ness unto all natlons. Russell wrote: "God kindly veiled our eyes as respects the amount of labor con. lustratlng world history. It turned out to be an eight-hour-long photographic slide and moving picture production." What was that? Recalling this feature of the early assemblies." says Alice I-Toffman. complete with color and sound. There had been various expermenis with color ant1 sound movies. he begins to speak." C. you have been to the movies before. but years would pass before they would he commercially successful. he began preparing the Photo-Drama of Creation. Ashelman states: "Some practices not needed or continued did seem a blessin at the time. and. the Photo-Drama of Creation was not without the color." At those early cmveniions of God's peopIe some things were a little different from what they are today. and so they arc not In vogue among true CI~rlstianstoday. 24:14. we foreknown i h e cost nected with the D ~ AHad of time and money and patience necessary for the start we would never have begun it. I was grateful to Jehovah far having had such a privilege.'' And it was a moving experience. take the ''love feast. and then shalI the end come. some o f this work being accomplished in the Society's own Art Room. slides and rnolxon pictures were synchronized with phonograph records of talks and music. both teclmfcally and in the message it conveys.whatcvcr their early nature. But t h e Scriptures do not make "love feasts"' ohl~gatory. It rs something speual. a white-haired man in a frock coat appears. But this one I s different.00@-was spent by the Society in producing the Photo-Drama. without a note in hand. All the color slides and films had to be hand painted. (?ude 12) Some think they were occasions when materrally pros erous Christians heid banquets to which they invited' their poorer fellow worsh~pcrs. Stereopticon slides were made of fine art: pictures 11. The man? E e b Charles Taze Russell. and 59 Pose . "As he would appear on the screen and his lips began to move. They employed a bold. The man speaks and you hear Ms words. and. And of the work involved. think of it! T h i s had to be done repeatedly fox there were a t least twenty four-part sets making it possible to show a portion of the Drama in eighty different cities on a given day. Sister Keefcr says: "My ap reciation for the fellowship of the friends all along &e way and the spiritually upbuilding talks and instructions I had received during that trip cannot be expressed in words. For example. Brenisen readily admits: "The Iove for each other Alled our hearts to overflowing. Before you i s a large motion-picture screen. It was gears ahead of its time. Edith R. new method of declaring the good news. (Matt. as that signficant year 1914 dxcw closer.'" As to her own feelings about the trip. Oh. and it was necessary to make hundreds of new paintings and sketches. What took place behind the scenes during exhibitions of the Photo-Drama of Creation? 'Thc Drama started with a movie of Brother Russell. you are Impressed. Not until 1922 did an all-color. But ndther did we know in advance the great success that would ~ O ~ C recordings ~ and attend the D R A M A ." The unfalding of a flower and the hatching of a chick were among the memorable features of the 58 05 A NXW WAY TO DEULARF1 QOOI) NEWB The Bible Studepts were keenly aware of Jesus Christ's prophecy: This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in a11 the world for a w!. a phonograph would be staced at the precise moment and we would enjoy hstenmg to his voice. often running down our cheeks in tears of joy.such as the speakers lining up in front the platform holding plates of diced bread as the audience flled along the line partaking of the bread and shaking hands with each speaker and jdning in singing 'Blest Be the Tie That Binds Our Hearts in Christian Lave!" That was it-the "love feast. Designed to be shown in four parts. W. T. In 1912. And. To your surprise.Yearbook Yearbook in the evening on the subject 'Beyond the Grave. feature-length motion picture make an appearance.

has it been said by Demetrius Papageorge. .we had colpogeurs cover the towns and mrrals i n those early days. At times. Onc was made up of the ninety-six rcmrded lectures. It was that they go into large and smalI cities as colporteurs or evangelists. in this way? The fact is.:R Tower carried the article "W2nte. towns. Though t h e latter Eurelia Drama lacked motion iclures. selliing MILLENKIAL DAWN cmd circulating other blriefl literature. EXe remembers them welI: "Sometimes they would trade for farm produce. For the colporteurs Ziolz's Watch Tower of May 1887 had some fine suggestions on what to say at the doors.' . they stayed with farmers and ranchers overnight. They talk their religion every chance. "there was an accompaninlent of v e y fine music. he wdl give us a back seat "Yes. which the would use or sell to others. in a sparsely sctfied area. long a member of the Society's headquarters staff: "The Photo-Drama was a masterpiece of a project." And Lily R.erature and the Bible doctrine. This was very expensive. full of faith In God and trust in his promises.' They have put over two thousand copies of their books in this dty. For what purpose? Said the Watch Tower: ''Seek to find in every place the earnest Christians . . Now." Not without reason. I fear we have stagnated on methods. To illustrate: In a letter to C. "At the same time &at these pictures were being shown." comments Karl F. And so. and preach on Sunday. Parnell tells us: "These pictorial demonstrations of Jehovah's purposes for mankind aroused the interest of many thinking people so that the congregation Cat Greenfield. .60 Yearbook Photo-Drama movies. and God is graduady hinting-lo u s that.000 Preachers. Bat the Photo:Dr-ma of Creation had clone a great work in acguaintlng persons Wtlz God's Word and purposes. (Rorn. and full of hope that Gad will be pleas:? to use you to his glory now as well as hereafter.d 1. Wherever they wentinto cities. . to these seelr t o make lrnown the riches of Our Father's grace. These examples of time-lapse photo raphy truly impressed viewers. . 12:11) The colpcrteur service began in 18811 when Zio. They call themselves 'Colporteurs. During 1914 the Photo-Drama of Creation was shown free throughout the United Stales. writes Henry Farnlck. there were "Eurelra Drama" outfits. Russell. get to moving forward. Willing to work Izard in Jehovah's service. . therefore. i f we do no. who contributed money to rent suitable places for I t s exhibition. why cannot we disseminate our li?. . and colporteurs were permitted to pay their own expenses with money received from literature placements and Watch T o w a subscriptions that they obtained. To persons w~thout dependent iarnilies and who could ive one half or more o f their time to the Lord's w o z a. &Ia?sachuaettsl grew larger. . It was very successful when shown in less &nscly populated areas. plan was suggested. the coIporteurs made their mark. and at times even slept in haystacks . These faithful ones 'frept on for years and years unt3 n jie overtook them. The other consisted of both the records and thc slides." --Jas. in the course of time. T. and the beauties of His word!' Bible publications were to be pIaced in the hands of such persons. Besides the regular Photo-Drama of Creation. both f o r the Society and for the IocaI Bible Students."I see Noah and his family walkrng into the ark with the animals. villages-they were noticed. There were also many other things to remember. one person wrote: "My wife and 'I: t m l tlinnlr our heavenly Father for the great and priceyesless blessing which has come to us through your insirurnentality. II@ lmew that Abraham would obey his voice at all times. The have worked this city from house to Louse. when we consider the s m d I number of BibIe Students and the proportionately small amount of flnances available. chickens. as we understand it. "Right now. as well as musical recordings.n9s Wa. . It really was dellov?ah"s spirit behind it!" Yearbook 61 COWORTEUIRB 'LAGLOWIVITIP TIlE SFXatIT" For many years prior to 1914 zei$cus colporteursChristian men and women "aglow w t h the spirit3'-had been spreading the good news f a r and w~de. soap and what-not." says Martha Merediil~. A writer in The Gospel Messertger of the lale 1890's was moved t o say: "In the city of Birmingham [Alabama] there ?re several persoils now working who call themselves Non-Sectarian Christians. . and the piclure of Abraham and Isaac walking to Mount Monah where Abraham was going t o offer his son as a sacrifice. Rlein. I n e n I saw Abraham put his son on the altar-this son lle dearly loved-1 shed tears. It also said: 'Take a big hea?-t full of love for God and for those you would lead into the light. such gems as Narcissus and Rumoreske. No wonder Jehovah called Abmham his frlend . since they made the Bible a living book and proved to thoughtful ones what precious information our God had provided for saIvation t o Zhose who would avail themselves of his provision. . 2:23. it no longer wns shown to large audiences. It was your beautifuI Photo-Drama which was the cause of our seeing and accepting the truth as our own.

"Ths took faith in Jehovah's loving provisions and I: can honestly say that we never went hungry and we had the necessary shelter and clothing durin the many years 173 the full-time rnxm istry. pedaling bicycles many miles. but. a colporteur's first ride on a bicycle coulcl IN quite an experience. they reall lackeanothing essential. My thought was that Jehovah's intervention was not needed in this regard as Iong as one had $50 or even $10 or $1. 'Please hold your train at the station until we get our horse to the livery stable. "one covered hole was so vast and the filled-in ground so soft. We reached the stable 0. Today.heir last $50. which f o r several miles before reaching the livery stable ran parallel with the road. Huzzey. soon I commenced pIacing many bound books." write Razelle and Helen KruII. Iowa. So. some away m off the road to. I had one warm meal a day. which we walked. not all hprses were like old Dobbin.3 7 : k ) How wonderfully Jehovah provided what was needed!" Lfvlng costs were not very high years ago. who always had a cheerful worcl for whoever came to the door.Yearbook Yearboo7c Through the years Jehovah made ample rovision for faithful col orteurs. Suppose we accom an them now as they call at the homes of the peo ye. Once. not even the train. 0 God. M? lindn 2." they recall. using 62 63 .83:1) "We lived frugal& on the contributions received from the placement o f llrerature. Charles H." Then there was the automobile. as colporteur Anna E.' The horse continued putting up and down all four as fast as ever. our hearts so often pleaded: Do hear. I caIled over to the engineer.Mockrid e joined Vlnrent C. T h e cost of living was so much cheaper in those days. in addition. tThat night 1 prayed to Jehovah to help me get asbestos' and material things out of my mind and Iearn to follow the humble and kind approach of Brother Rice. used by some colporteurs in later years. When asked what I: would do when I ran out of funds. Rice in cogorteur work during 1956 at Schenectady. Take the gear 1910 as an example. Zlmrnerman and Esther Snyder learned. the car suddenly sank into the I~oleto the axle. sugar 5c a pound. and she wr~tcs: "Council Bluffs was harder territory. So. he mce wrote: "My food b111 came ta $4 per week. f o r instance. of course. gave me that job. "Dobbin was*a gentle horse and never had to be bed. not the cost of high livlng. and vigorous push power from the rear. Sister Zimmerman tells us that the horse "would let nothing pass him by. Mallnda 2.' I had heard of some who had qult when they got down to l. we scoured the roadside for Iogs. (Ps. So. So wlth mule power at the fore. H a n n v entered colporteur service. But. 61:I. "Our often-used shovel wasn't enough for this predicament. well-paved roads are common in most areas of the United States. with the stable owner a ologizing that he was at lunch ween wa hired the {orse and that the stable boy. What a different world compared with the nineteen seventies !" Late in 1921." Much more significant than any problems they encountered were the preaching activities of the colporteurs. auto travel~lcould present problems too.K. "In the years from 1911 to 191l col orteurs were working counties in our seckion of ghio. engine power in the middle. Do pay attention to my prayer. so the hardship was balanced y t h joy. Keefer recalls a colporteur assignment in Council Bluns. I would say: 'Just wait and see what Jehovah works out for me. after man unsuccessful attempts it was a happy moment for alrm7h. George E."' Of course.' He replied: 'O. &lllam P. As with David. Imagine two women in a rcnted buggy pulled by a horse just shipped in from the west. berng afraid of the horse. steak 25c a pound-and this mas a real treat. my entreating my. Before this happened we had made some interesting calls. Take your time. but by going with a positive attitude one could get along. (Ps.'--Ps. which it was his job to break in. Room rentals were reasonable and trolley car fares were 5c. Capen recalls work~ng several Fennsylvania counties "by 'shanks' mare' (on foot). continuing: "They labored hard in the service. New York.henthe ear was finally up and out of the Bole. then. Other colporteurs found the bic dle to be a real help. But the day had its joys. "A kind neighbor ofi'ered the use o f his mule. Concerning the cost of hvlng." What about transportation? Well. Maybe a horse would be better. if we could g e t any. loaded with 'Scripture Studies. Keefer fondly recalls old Dobbin.l says Clarence S. He would wait for me when I went to the Coors and then walk along with me to the next place. I had canfidence he would aid me @ meet the high cost of living." comments LaRue Witchey. Our mod@of transportation (walking) dicln't cost much and neither did t h e food: bread was 5c a loaf.R. beams or branches to pry up the deeply sunken rear cnd. But not so decades ago. but that did not mean that coIporteurs could afford to he extravagant. He helps us to step back to those days by saying: "The first day I worlced all day without making a single placement and yet 1 was supposed to be a supersalesman. the other two consisting of dried fruits and some vegetables that I: received In trade for literature.

T. Mainly. thr! got tired." It rrrlal111ywas. T. Satan's attack has hcen an internal anc. . delighted t o rxpend our strength In serving Jalt. H. orl~inatlngwith unscrupulouu ilntfivldunls wilhin the Christlnn organization. the ~rir\. Ycsus Christ was persecuted. T. vnnin. This wns nn array of c ~ v c r sfar six voIumes of Millmnirdl D n ~ mIStrtdies bt tho Scriptarres). by drc~~mstanceanrlsing In his u r n hortsehold. and hIx follow~rscan expccl the same treatment from nr:lirrrs of false rclicion and (he world in gencml. Did you notfce that Brother MacltriAac mentioned uslng a "prospectus"? For yrara it wns used by colurs ancl other BihXc Students engaging in the ouse.*'-Ea. when suddenly 8 well-tlrcsscil gentleman o l l t r l y stepped up to me from t h r rear ?nil. bound togel h ~ in r accortILon fasb-Ion. was not the end of C. taking Eola or ~ I I Chandle of my saitrarc. hut went right along rolling my suitcase by my sl(lc. In tlmc." YES. With unselfish motives. colporteur . I learned he WUE tho ncwspa er editor up llle town. 11:26.Morning." Inrl tEils irlnl was recognized as a drsjclt of Snlnn. stemming Irom Irtcidcnts involving persons really "not of our sort.house preaching work. that I had to wheel my suitcnse r!~llCthrough 1 R r business section d u r h ~ gthe dlnncr hour. a heavy load for wompn and cLvrn for a good many men. Indeed.ta. Russell. After brrwlnf: for nearly two years. B 'frospectus' furnkhed bv the Soeleiy.Tames H. and thcre wcre many volumes to carry on 'Uelivcry day. It wll! lw recalled that in the 1WWs C.howcvcr. Russell dlsnssnrlatrd himself from N. Thls. Zimmc~'mon. 5:8. l "as a smllcnse full of books was hcnvy to carry around.That number welgherl forty pounds. Sr~tanthe Devil never rclnxcd hls hnnd and hn1tc.l~lfih" was a tom ~letcfalhre. some of thc chargcs 1vn. LU-e the apostle no[ I3rolhcr Russ ~ l hBdexpsricxed l trouble owing to "Inlsr brothers. ?here wcre deep ~allsfaclions and rich spiritual rcwards. "Delivery days were hnrrl. howcver. T. .d ciTorts to crush and deslrt~y tthcm. the conspithators' plan lo "blow Mr. During the trouble in 1R94. Mrs. pl~hllsl~er of T l f r Tlr.(ial l. At the door the colporler~r~ t ~ t ~ l lthis e d out along his nrm nnd gave a talk on thc s ~ l hj r c i of rat11 volume. You sccm to go along wJth it wlth suc11 ease. Pennsyl. 9. Ile took ordcrs and dclivcrctf Illc literature at a Jnler timc. the faithful coIporteurs labor~rldiligently. Cole invented n two-wheeled.rdtl of f l t e ." The next day thcre rvns n detnifcd report in the local paper. I l r would hnve ac~bompllshedthis." accortllng to Anna E.nncrsant[ false (*har g r s c~?ntrredaround a l l e ~ e ddlshnnrsl y In huainess on thc part of C. Rz~sscll Ithe former Maria Frances Ackley. of course..WcI1. Thcg wnllcrd n 101. Hence. With joy I4:dythe ICcssler and her sister Clara enlerrd colporteur scrvlcr! back in 1007. T."' Ytc ' 65 WO WEAPON FOBNIED A O m S T YOU WIbL SUCGEED' Dudn n31 thc years that faithful colporteurs find other F!bel Students zealolrsly pmclnl med the good ncws.-2 Cor. 54: 17.nuse Rarbour denied tlie Scriptural cloclrlne 01: the mm<ixn. s .81 YearbooJc Yearbook . The conspirators lnnncd to cx lode verilnhlc 'oliornbsh'designed t o enfi k u n e l l j r popukrlty nnd bring ahout his finish as the Society's prcsi!l~nt. 2:14) They rcn llzrd tho t r u t t ~ulncss f of God's promise to his p ~ c ~ p l c of nnripnt times: "Any .Russell and hls work sk . We would 'tn e orders' for the first 'three voturnes [of 8fiad+esIn f l ~ cScriptlkres] f o r 98c or thc six volumes f o r S 1 . nslccd. were it not for ilic divine prh!jl~cilonthey enjnyed. Suppose n col~~orteur took orders for flfty volumes of St~lrEirx4u thri Nmaiptrrrt?s. It *'was an eyecatcher. which Russrll siaunchly upheld. hr? rolled it the cntlrc way Mrough ihc business brctfon ant1 I did not h?ve iu rle it nt all. whom Russell had married fn 1879) undcrlco1~u tour from . I E u s ~ ~ lJrnpni. Theae orders would he deIlvyed on "nydrlyjv usually I h e 1st or 15th of the month. but Edylhc wecms t o R eak for the ~uliKiulold-time colporteur^ in ecnernl arten shc says: "Wc were young and happy In the service. and any tnngur nt all that will risr u ngoinsl you in the jllrl~rnenryou will condemn. C." admits P o a ~ Wright. F o h n 15:20) Some" t i m ~ s .weapon whnlevcr thnt will he irmncd :l~ninst you will hnve no success. Heh."-l John 2:19. rellow hrliavcrs investigated matters nntl Iound Russell l o be It1 the right. Bnrbour. depending upon J~hovah. the conspiracy rruptecl En 1 8 4 . This hc dld I~rt. would you mlnd if I would roll t h s along lor n littlc while? I would like to see h o w it gors. Thls 1 rl~~cnrlccl. (IPet. wlzo teIls us: "1 recall one occasion when colportc~wlngin the town of Ilollldnyskurg. too. Russell's trials and ditllculties. E-Ie was yct to be touched In a vclhy pcrsonnl way. At times congreqntions developed as n rcsult of colporteur activity. nickelp l ~ l ~atinchmeilt d I h a t could be amxed to n suitcase. nnd I l ~ ccr~nspiralorshenceforth wcre virwrrd as unfit 4 o cnjr~yChristian fellowship.r very pctty and betrayed t l ~ r arcus~rs' I)asic intc~~tlun-thr cleIamation of C. 'J'licn in thc ciumly 1890's cerlnln prominent persons in I ha or nnization ~~n:ierlIpdmnly tricd to seize eontrnl of l%c Watch Towcr S o r l d y .And their elYorEs were rewarded.

during a 1912 tour of Ireland. Zrouhlethe ckculatlng of slnntlernus 1rnn1nl. MIX. In June 1903 Mrs. who rosc 111. after ncarIy ebghleen years of marriage. tvhich cledarcd that wc would Pnr .nltl. Rotc7:irvda 1. meeting wjth Bihla Students along the way a n d speaking in her husbnn. Slw h. thc 'womnlles rights' ideas and persona1 ambition began agnln to come l o the lop. but finaIly did kiss mc nnrl othorwl~r!~nanlfcstrtla ~+me-rval of affection in the prcseticc of her Commit teenf' So the Itussellx 'lrjsserl nnd ltlfirle up." T h e lnnguajic of the decree 2s: "Kt is now ordered. Russell. Russell. But early in 1897 he becnmc ill nncI tier husband ave her much attention. Such ambition Wns comp:~rnhlt!to t11:tt of Moses' sister Miriam. hut xt?pwnlion. However. that though unable to agree with Zht! committee.1~~nhout C. The clerree of the court was ROC divorm. She also was a rcgulnr cunttibutor to the colutnns of Zion's Watch T n w w and for n time Wrt8 an nssocinte editor of the journal. '~r~ornan'sright$' nrEurncnts. she wns well received when visiting t h e congrcgotiona fir that tlmc. 12:1-15. Now. granted by a sympathetic jury. T: Russell himself fully understood that the court dld not grant an absolute divorce.-Num.rlll fllrtl En thr Court qP Common Flcas :11 lYlts't~ur[:l~. Ihougl~. Being an educated. hcr huabnncl nrlaangcld for n wcelcly meeting of "The Sister! oC Ihc! A l l o ~ h c n y Church. At Dublln.tl1:rt 1 was doing her wrong In not accot'din~ I~er the Ilbcrtjes sllc desired. h mnttcrs turned out. Thig he gnvo chocrfully an% he felt that his lrlncl carp would l o ~ r r hher heart and restore it to Its former lovinp: nntl tender condition. RusseIl 10 sever Ilcr r c l ~ t i o l ~ s hwlih l ~ r the 1Z'aCcll Tower Society and with hpr husbnnd. Russ% further reported: "1 then askrrl her in their prcsence if she w o d d shake hands. but that this was a legalized scparatlon. 19 LO) defines the action as "A part i:tl or cllinl lli(38 rllvorce. in aubatanm. when the ~Irorkcame Iin lfl943. adjudged and decreed that Maria F. . etc. by which the partles arc? scr~nrntetl : I I I C ~ iorhlddcn to IIve or cohab t lagether wl(hout abectlng the marriage itself. she wotlld t to look at mattcrs Prom t h ~ l r standpoint. Dur'lnl: A dl 1906 thc case cnme up for trial bctorc ~iislicc~ o l R r ri ~ l i i in jury. Mrs. However. RUS. Russell aald." ''S~yaratctlItx)rn brtl anrl hunl4~l" Is i l ~ r language ! of both the decree nnd the ~Iovlcrt mtrirs rnntlc by the derk of tIlc ct)urt. "but lcnrncd su1. the Respondmt. . . she sought n slronger voice in what shoulrl bc publlshcd in thr W~l. Russcll wrote: "'I am not divorced from my wlfc. incrensinf: hrr sc1r. Eventually. . wrote C. Russell in 1906. EvcntunDy.For almost sPvrn ycrira she lived se a rately.r:. and I was continually hnrnssrtt with s u ~ p s t l n n s of alteratio~rsof my writings. T. Mrs. T. 1lu. as a token of the drgree at chnnge of mind which you have indfcatrrl ?' Anl:ain F he hrs~tated. . . Grndunlly sjic scrmetl l o ~. he tvns osltrd: "Js it Irzcs flint: you are divorced from your wlfp'l" Of 111s answer. tie Yearbook 67 Tower. It~wecll'e nctive cnmpnign in m defense. RlqnwEng rescnlmenl led Mrs." C. provlslon lor hcr slipport. howcvt:r. this dllllual ty also \ V 8 S settled. on Milrec:h 4. though.npprrclation. at Mrs. :1!)1)8. In t h e Lord's providence I was sp:trcd the 11unalHation o f seeing m y wife amongst t h o s ~conspirntorfi.tckTower. she was told hy lt~ecumrnlttcr thnt neither they nor other persons I~adthe right t o Intrrfer(3 with her httsband's rnanagemcnt of the Il'rrtclc . will you kiss me. but Anally gave me hcr Ilanc[. rhls led to lurthn. and atmlned relations continued.nlu Dirtionrwjj (Banlrs-Baldwin Law Publishlnr: Company. be scpamtcd from bed and hoard.Russrll." wrote C. \171tlioul notice. R I I ~Cllarlrs T.tlla brhalf.Yearbook 66 New Yarlt to Chicago. 1.eac. she separated from him in 189'7. I ulns 11:rfnrd to nolc tl~is grorving disposition so foreign 2 0 t l t r humble mtnd which characterized her for thc first tllictrrn h a p y years. ." M?%Russell became very uncwperstlve. . I thrn f.the Llbrllnnl. R u s s ~ l l .~sitakd." (Page 314) On nge 312 it says thnt it "may morr properly bc tcrrnedl a legal separation.scqurntl that Ihe conspirators cndeavo~rdt o sow smtls of cgarord In my wife's heart b y flattery. What hnx eonlributed t o this nttltude on M y . When she secov~rt!rl. and I perceived lhat Mrer. ng:~inst her brother as leader o f Israel under Garl nn(i trkd i n mnkc hrrself prominent-n cuzirse 111at met will^ divine disa pi-oval. as some erroneously have hcEd. Thls wns n Ieai~lizrtlseparation and there nrver W R S an absolutr! dlvorctr. ~ 1 Corn.' LaLcr. n ili:crcc WnB issued that was styled 'qn X)ivorcc. and the vory cortllnl reception given her by dear friends at ihnt t l m ~lhrou~houf n journuy . sell's pnrt? "I was not awarr! o f ~t a2 the Ilme. AR mattcrs began to settlt? down. nitelligcnt waman. had done hrr Injury I)!. ~ c s r l y two years latcr. Russell's request. C. Russell provl(iin a sppfirate home her and also rnahlnl: linnnri:l[.h I hr rol~clusion that nothing wna just propcs for the TYn~crr TOWEBcoEumns e?ccPlbt wlinl slle had writtm. n sult for legal sepnratlirn. T. Russell was a director of the Watch Tower Society and served as its secret~rynnd trcnsurcr lor some years. Russell called a conimitlce and mct witlr h r r husbancl "specially with the object of hnvlng i l ~ e brcthren instruct me that she had an egurbl richt wllh myself in the WATCLT TOJVER C O ~ U I ~ and ~ R . T. dear. 446.3'rritisyEvr1nln." 154th her as its learlrr.

nnrl fill thls mnlter was stricken from the court rocbord. The! applause showed that the audienm believcd my stntcmcnts. saying.' Only it could have persuaded me thus of you of whom I can truly say that at one time there could not have been a more loving and devoted helgmatc. liussell knew where. And l. but the only cruelly put in evidence was my refusal on one occasion to give her a kiss when shr! had re uested it. Ruasrll gootl nl ?tilt each evening when retirin~. They treated her as their own chlld and she kisned both fi. ant1 1P slio respo?fls I take her to mc. Bursell testifled that the n l l q y d IncIclent occurred in 1891. But d d e n t l y the trinls . R u ~ s c l lcmphntlcally ticnlccl the "jellyfish" slory. ~ ~ r Ifr l no1 1 floal. until death dn you part. ~ n f lIhnt onc. Durfng thc trial in April 1906. An thowg11 the straln of Russell's marital dlfllculties was not enough. Among other things. my dear. notwjthsfanding my assurances of Ibc ardor of my love for you." NOT moTtA1." and he also mouglit to aid 11er.and Mrs. nnd testrngs wrse not shfficicntly advanced. and look bacE with sensations nf pleasure to the time when you kisscd me at least thirty times a day. To My Beloved ZIushand. T. Russell's domestic trials brought upun Ilim. the judge sflying in his charge t o the 1ur.Yearbook 68 both be happier separated. On the witness stnntl C. Russell hnd once said: 'I am Iike n Jcllynsh. I touch this on(. I flont around here nnd there.y: "This llttlc incldcnt nbo~itthis girl that was in the farnlly. T. ho wrotc: "By the time this reaches you it will hc lust one w e ~ l c since you deserted the one whom before Gad lincl man you promised to love and ohey rind serve f n r bctter or for worse. as f from tlmc to t i m e run across your drrsscs and othcr nrtlcles which hring avidly before Inv rnlntl your Zornl~rsclf-so full of love and sympithy nnd t~clpfttln~ss-the spirlt of Christ. whose recollections are slmilar to those of others resent.n ribbon a l t a c h ~ d . I stin t h d him for his rox ldencc toward mt?. nly heart (*~II!R o i ~ t ." T h e girl in rluestlon came to t h e Russells in 1838 as an urphnn rihout tcn years old. he wrote: "I tvlll not hurtle11 you tvlth accotmts of my sorrow. Russell's f t I n @ ~at l PEttsburgh in 1 9 d also is significant along these Efncs. RusseIl lived wlth her husband f n r thrce ycnrs and was separated from him f u r nho~rt sevm years m o r e before filing S H ~ I for s~pnraZ1011. Gardner.(Court Record. its poi nanvy. she made no attempi t o prorure h ~ as r a witness and presented no statement from her. paEe 15) After that Mrs.. Russell hjrnself could not have hnd Miss Eall preficnt t o iestify because he had t ~ onotice or in(imat1on that l ~ i s wife would bring hl .' I assured my audience that E disputed charge of cruelty and hcILcved that no itroman was ever better treated hy a hushond. IIe dacth all things well. on to others. Anna IC. ICot~rtRecord. R u s ~ r llestiflstl ~ thnl n ccrtain Miss Ball taltl her that C.' dufus~l~ I t is true that 'experience is a wondcrful teachrr. It was Mrs. tlo consldcr prnyrrfully what I am ahout t o say. Thr? hall was filled long l~cforet h e time f i r thc services to I~eginand i t was w r y uiet. and &at you feared that I would die first . earneatly t o the Lord on your behalf. tells us tltis: "An incident o~cr~rredjust berore the services at Carnegie Ilall that refuted lies told in the paper about Brothrs Russell. He said.. your everlaslinf: loss." Russell did feel that the great Adversary then had a "very Arm hold" on his wife. though for a year previous your love had h e n Iess fervcnt-because of jcdousy 2nd surmisings. Grother Russell's :avorite flowcr. My wlfe'fi charge tvns cruelty. Tllr-sc! deli brrate falsehoods centered around R RO-CRIIC~I'CJ~llyflshlJ story. Elad you been other than that I am confident that tIlc Lord would not have ven you to me. C. And E reflect 1l1:1t some of these evidences of love were given me only a year and a half ago. They had never been divorced and this w a s a public acknowledgment. repeatcd a hundred times. ao far ns l cua SEE. nor attempt to work upon your sympathies hy delineating my etnotlons. Is not my own lonelkess for the remainder o f ?lf~'sjourrjry. Oh.' 0 1 1 that I hecl buri~dher." What took lace at C. that Is bryond the ground o f the libel and hns nothlng to rlo with the case." One can but imagine the heartache and emotionnl strain C. hfa foes stoopcd t o making scurrflous c h ~ ~ r ~ngalnst es him to t h e effect that he was irnmorn]. Russell. In her bill for separation no ref* c-runce wns ~nntlcto this matter. pngEf4 and 91) Mrs. . and still asseverated. ?'. when thls g r l coultl nnt hnvc h e n more than fifteen years old. In an undated handwritten letter t o Mrs. Tllcre was . in that respect. Though Miss Ba12 was then living: nnd Mrs. T. or t h a t she had Intrl~tlme. and t h r n a veiled figwe was secn t o walk u p t4c aisle to i h c casket and to lay something on it. "I have prayed hc . in that happy tlmc. T.c nssurud thar Ihc kern etl P of my sorrow. Russ~ll at one point in their marital dif!iculiles. Up front one could see what it was-a bunch of llli(~sof the volley. and regeatcclly told me t h a t ou did not see how you could live without me. Mrs. Inat y w r fall.

B. Mr. Rttssell's ~ t t o r n e yhad said: ~ V G make no charge of adttltery. T.70 Yearbook such a matter Into the case. A.Samnel m~~nscled the people of Israel t o serve God mth all t h d r hrnrt. on page SG. Assistant Agricul* turalist of the United States Government.hc c~Cfr?cltlint t h ~ w l l c ~ llind been r'rn~l rib111crl nnd could be o \ ~ t n l n e d for n dollar a pounrl. In fact.25. 12:20. hr publlsheil some press comments nnd extracts Prom the gov:rnment port. which ~ & o v a h promised to thosc who continuo loving him!'-Jas. RusscIl was very interested in anything relnrcd to the Biblical prediEtins that "the desert shall re. RusselE: "You don't mean t h a t your huskand was guiIty of adultery?" Shc answered: "No.('ata~cnt. Ilecause on becomin approved he will receive the crown of life. The prophet . Stancr was not a Bible StudFnf: or an associate of C. God continued to use Russell during those years.hnlf true It test~licsafrest to God's abilllp t o pl. I n fact.HM. often by the relfgious clcr~y. However. Russell had called together a committee before whom she nnd her husband discussed certain differences. he was hatetl nnd maligned. Fleming o f Wnlmrrh. the identical monc rcrolvetl l o r thc whcnt wa9 held for a year for tKnt ~ U T ~ O B CBur . all who had cnntrlbutrd wcrc! fnforrnrrl thnt If they were dissatisfied (hrlr tnunry rvould h r rrturncd. 19M. Dohnet of PittsI. Tllc Srrclcly itself made no claim lor thc whent on its awn hnowlcdge and the money rr*celved wcnt RR a donnllan into Christian misslonary work. ~tntl Snrnuel J. Miracle Wheat won prizes at scwcral IRI?X. he rnmmenterlr Zf this account hc! hut ane. A.ovldc tt~lngs ncerlful for the times of rrstllutIon of all things which God hath s okcn by ihc mouth o f nll t b r holy prophets sinec t\e world bcga11. 1nrli:inn. They have held that from tMs Russell realized an enormous personal profit. What a M the facts? M 1904 Mr. Russell's ptlcntion wns drawn to It. when Mrs.rscnirrlto the Watrh Tower Bible ant1 Tract Soclci y 1 1 1 ~n~gr~egale of about thirty bushels of this whmk. The wheat was received and smlt out hy I l ~ r ! Sotniety ant1 the gross recdpts from it nmaun t cd to nhnut $1 . but to discharge other weighty duties rind l o pen three~volurnes of Millenniul. Jehovah sustained him by means of the ho3y spirit."'-1 Sam. T. Throughout the triaIsome period of Charles Tnze Russell's domestic diffleullies and the related hardships. The piant hat! 142 stalks and each bore a head of full maturcd wheat." . W l ~ motl~ers criticbed this sale. . Bec~useCharlrs Tuzc Russell taught the truth from Gocl'a Word. Miller. In 1911. Thc! conduct of Brother RusselT and the Society i n cunnrrbtlon with Mir'aclc Whcnt waa compktely open nnd nht~vrhonrd. Thcn. T. R. Mrs. not on@ pcrson asked f o ~a rcfund. F'or instance. Stoner.lll will1 sinlilarIy by r~ligiousopposers. brnnsy~vanj. proposhg Ihat it 1~ sold for one dolIar pcr gountl and thnt nll thc! proceeds be received by the Socicly as n donatfon from them. A V ) Un Novernbcr 23. enjoying extraordinary yie!rls. &led In t h e Department of Agriculture a report commending this Yearbook 71 whent rown by Mr. MlJGACaEl m A T Foes of C. How cncuuraging this is t o Christians today as they g o on doing Ihe divine will t h o t ~ r h beset by various trials! Especial1 heartening to Jcsus' faithful anointed followers are t i w e words of Jamrs: "Happy is the man that keeps on enduring trinl.'-Acts 3:1921. and drclared: "Jchovah will not de~m-t his people for the salte o f hb great name. the "jellyfish"' story was never even intimated. And that Mrs. and blossom as thc rose" and "the earth shall yield her inu-ease!' (&a. Russell used not only his domestic afinirs but other "weapons" against him.-Luke 7:3. In 1906 Ile named it "Miracle Wlteat. It tzirned out to be wheat of an uncommon Mntl.for Jesus and his apostles were cFe. Irot~evel-Wcrlcll T o 7 c c ~rr:irl@rs J.nut then. Throughout the c m t r y the pudlc press took note of the report. and so fn Z4on's Watch Talccurof MRPCII15.IiussolI actually never believed her husband was gullty o f itnmoral eonduct mas shorvn by the record (page l O l . CItrIstians of modern times e x p ~ c tsuch tl.urgh.ntt! maintenance. 35:l. C . 34:27. T. H. three years after the alleged inctdent. ~>i.n counsel asked Mrs.I9U8. in conclt~slon. 1:12. joke. or sixty dollnrs pcr bushel. In thc suit for scpqj. Stoner noticed an unusual plant growing in his garden in Fincastle.11 hlmsclf rlid not ~c:t n ponny nS t h l ~monc!y. not only t o wrjtc material I n r Zion'.9 U7crtcEb Toqcr-r. 4 4 m ~ WLL 0 NOT ~ ~DESERT HIS PEOPW Jehovnh is a faithful Gnrl. these chnr1:cs are ahsoluteIg false." h n t u a t l othcrs obtained and grew it.l. Jrt! rnerc~ly publiqhed a slntemcnt in Il'lta Wnlr81!?'trlu~)'tn t. his enemies have charged that he sold a great quantity c ~ fordinary wheat seed under the name of "Miracle Wheat" at one dollar per pound. to be used in Ils rr4l~lnliarvorlc. because Jehovah has taken It upon himsclf to make you his people. Russr. Dtrzon (or S l w d i y en the Scrlptetres). C. Ncr m1. Ezck. Furthermore. Russell. Virginia. and neithrr were various other persons who cxpm-imcnierl with Mirncle Wheat.

H. Yet. but try as I would." HazeIle and Helen KruIl recall that during 1914 discussions at the Bethel dining table often centered on the end of the Gentile Times. That brought hearty laughter from everyone. As Jehovah's Christian witnesses know from rheir Scriptural studies. I thought that was all right." C. Instead of proceeding promptly to his seat. That was a higllly interesthg time because a few of us seriously thought we were r i n p t o heaven during the first week of that Octo er! The idea of goin to heaven in 1914 was strong among some Biblc gtudents. f o r instance. hlacmillan years later. Russell said: "We are going to make some changes in the program for Sunda . There was thunder and lightning. "Our thought: remarks Sister Dwight T. October 1. One night I dreamed that t h e whole ecclesia (congregation) was on a train going somewhere. the eriod of unint~rruptpd Gentile world rule ended in 914. that was down m road.where the assembly would end." "Wcll.-l Cor. he clapped his hands and joyfully announced: "The Gentile times have ended. really. then we must bow to Jehovah's will and adjust our minds and hearts in faith to His way. 'The End of All Thlngs Is at Hand. dred Bible Students enjoyed a lovely rlde down the Hudson River on a steamer from Albany to New Pork. they say.' Welf. still faithfully watching and waiting for the outworking of associated evcnts. This was quite upsetting! Then all a t once I &ed and felt so relieved and satisfied. but: also that "if we were expecting more than what P . On Sunda the conventioners were to open sessions in ~ r o o k r m . and then ending a t Saratoga Springs. thcir kln s have had their day. as one would say. of course. brought disappointment and sorrow. World War I erupted. After all. EtusseIl made some remarks. From time to time. urging faithfulness and explaining t l ~ a tthe time features had h e n reviewed and still seemed accurate. 12:l-5) But thcre also were other expectations regarding 1914. Watchful and Pray. Pastor Russell started on a trip to the Northwest. I tell this just to show how sure we were that all was going to end soon as far as this old world was concemcd and that the remnant of the 'little flock'was t o be glorified. For years God's people had pointed forward to 1984 as the year that would mark the end of the Gentile T'imes. I helleved ~t myseIf sincerely-that the churcx was 'going home' in Odober." Sister li?errill adds: "After a l~rlef pause he lRusseIll said: Anyone disappointed? I'm not. and all a t once the friends began dying all around me. 10:13. Kenyon.Brother MamilIan admitted: ''We were! highly excited and I would not have been surprised Lf at that moment we had just started up. Mamillan became the object. just that past Wednesday Brother Macmillan had given what he thought would probably be his "last public address. where we held a convention September 27-30. EverytIiing is moving right on schedule!' Again we clapped our hands. Quite a few delegates stayed at Bethel. Everyone was seated when Brother Rupsell entered. On J d y 28. --Luke 12:32. the Scriptures warranted. 1914. ??lrin~that discourse 3: made this unfortunate remark: This is probably the last public address X shall ever deliver because we shall be going home soon. H. and as time marched ov toward Octoker 1 more and more nations and empires got invoIved. Good-naturedly. "then 1 had to get busy to And something to say. and. Therefore Let Us 'Be Soher. Their expectations did not lead t o disappointment."' The next morning. 8ctober 2. Brother A. that becoming the signal to begin ascending heavenward-but of course there was nothing like that. (Rev. He wrote: "Wednesday (September 30) I was invited t o talk on the subject.'\vrole A. all.': "How we clapped our hanfs!" exdams Cora Merr~ll. "Good morning. members of the headquarters staff were resent at the breakfast table on Friday morning. Some of their experiences during the years 1914 through 1916. +t 10:30 Sunday morning Brother Mamillan w81 give us an address. As usual. as I well recall. "was that the war would go into revolution and into anarchy.Yearbook Yearbook The Bible Students certainly found this t o be true in their case. FI. never forsaking them." An incident at the Saratoga Springs convention in 1914 highlights Brother Macrnillan's view of "going home" to heaven In Chat year. 1914. New Yorlr. Concerning these. Then those of the anointed or the consecrated at that time would die and be glorified. 'We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither 18 there among us any that knoweth how GREAT EXPECTATIONS A t that time there also were reasons for rejoicin . Macrnillan wrote in his book Il'nitJ~ olt the March: "On August 23. about five hun. Jehovah upheld his people. he said +eerily." But t h i s particular morning was different. 1914. down the Paclfic coast and over into the Southern states. T. I found Psalm 74:9. T couldn't die. but it: was not long before A. with t h e birth of God's heavenly kingdom with Jesus Christ as king. Brother Russell made extended remarks. of attention.

that the world never dicl listen to divine warn. tension increased throughout Europe. "Eut to say that the trouble must culminate in 1914 -that was peculiar. For a quarter of a cen. we shall rejoice cqually to go or to remain at any time. . Jehovah certainly had not forsaken hs people or allowed them to be misled. as m a y please our Master best.. let us remember that we did not consecrate Cdedicatel either to October. Russell is the man who has been ropoundir]lg this interpretation of the Scrfptures since b74. but 'unto death. either on this side the veil or on the other side Con earth or in heaven]. In view of this strong Bible ev~dence. 'we consider it an established truth that the final end of the hngdoms of this world and the full establrshment of thc Rlngdom of God will. Woodworthl was one. the signs of the times assure us that tlre miscalculations cannot be very great. though the Bible Students long had pointed out that the Gentile Times would expire in that year. tained the article "End of All Kmgdomg in 1914. according to 13s promise. or t o any other date.tury past. T. Russell wrote in The Watch Tower of January 1: "We may not read the time features with the same absolute certainty as doctrinal features. . nor to October. The work of Jehovah's Christian witnesses was brought prominently into view. "Rev. lZussell wrote in 1889. there were great expectations concerning 1914 on the part of many of the Bible Students. they also had received sound admonition in pages of The. Charles T. have gone up and down the country enurndating the doctrine that 'the Kingdom of God is at hand. ~g!% mathematics style of writing fnstead of flamboyant soap box manners. 1914. through preachers and through press. not faithless and unbelieving.1912: "FinalIy. the war which everybody dreaded but tvhich everybody thought could not really . Hence. they carrried on their witness work. T. until after the day af trouble is past.' Now that was Werent. then a leading New York city newspaper. . Russell an$ the Watch Tower Society. And if the Lord's grace and peace be with us in the iulurc as i n the past. For some strange reason. . I f later it should be dcmonstrnted t h a t the Church is not glorifl~dby October. The students over in his Brooklyn TabernacIe' say that this was to be expected." Even as the climactic year 1914 began. Yet. Its Sunday magazine section of August 30. 'Look out for 19'14!' has been the cry of the hundreds of travelling evangelists who. In that talk 1 tried to show the friends that perhaps some of us had k e n a bit too hasty in thinking that we were going to heaven right away and the thing f o r us to do would be to keep busy the Lord's service until he determined when an of his approved servants would be taken h o m e to Keaven!' C. came and went-and years accumulated after that dat-nd the ano9nted were still here on earth.Bible Students. As the months wore on. have been proclaiming to the world that the Day of Wrath prophesied in the Bible would dawn in 1914. Pet. and still ridicule against the Kingdom message was mounting. W h e n nabon after nation became enmeshed in the first world war. Those who put their trust in Jehovah saw 19.' I f for any reason the Lord has permitted us to miscalculate the prophecies. some Christians thought they were 'gain5 home' to heaven in the autumn of that year. Watch iraz~wr. "But.' best ltnown as 'Mlllennial Dnwncrs. "October lst. Russell has a very calm." But disappoktrnents about going to heaven in 1914 really were very minor. in part: 'The terryc war outbreak in Europe has fulfilled an exlraordlnary prophecy. Moved by his holy spirit. he discussed the end of the Gentile Times and then said in The Watch TOWW of December 1. J. . A typical press reaction of the time appeared in Tho World. representing this strange creed. 1914. Woodworth. the world in general has scarcely plren him into account.Yearbook long. ings and never will. 1914. however. be accomplished by the end of A. There it was stated. W e arc.D. . but faithful and waiting."' So. 1914. haps because Rev. reli ious leaders and others sidieuled C. During the first six months of 1914. Some grew sour and fell away from the truth.' . co7.' says C. Thev now ncrceivecl that much work yet remained for the-faithful anointed ones-and of that group my father [Clayton J. for time is not so definitely stated in the Scriptures a& are the basic doctrines. 1914.914as truly a markcd time-the 'beginning of the endJ-but they also realized their previous concept was wrong concerning the 'glorification of the saints! as it was stated. For instance. not expecting the end of the Gentile Times until autumn of that year. w e shall rry t o Ice1 content with whatever the Lord's will may be. compared with the great Yearbook 75 expectations realized in connection with that year.'Rev. "And in 1914 comes war. 1915. and t o be in His service. Russell himself had w a ~ e dagainst private speculations. there was a difference. . . Indeed. nathing happened to the Gentile nations. . however. We are still walking by faith and not by sight. . the International .

Please wallc into thc drawing rpom. 2'11 still dlrccl thc w o ~ l c . he sntrf: $Just n mFnee.Hc! said: iV'~'e11. 'If that b your idea. There are some of t h e Lord's r h i l d r ~ nwho seem scssed with the idea that 'the door js slrut.' he sald. "'Your dylnlr and this worlr goin on?' I replied. We should lose no time dreaming that the door is sbilt! There are people who are seeking the Truth-people who are sitting in darkness. I am not able to c a r y on tlie work any 1tmgc:r." Listen to Brother Mamillan's further account: 77 "I went to the study sad he said: '?om@ in. . doing wllh their m g h t what their hands flnd l o . C . brother. nhcad. Flnnll when 7! left and a ~ s c dlhrou h a slid% door inlo hnliwily. Tltnt was just a leading t/~!estion.' Then he d r a r . H e made ccrl ain c11anFes that would draw the organization togclhcr. then. and many are now inquiring. Ru~seH told his close associates to prepfir(* for R crowth In their numbers. So they become jndol~nt in regard to the Lortl's wor'lr. 1 a? not !mportnnt to thls worlc.m. . About f i x r e minutes after eight n st* nographer came runnlng down the stairs and said to me: 'Brother Russell wants to see you in the study.76 Yearbook Yearbook ha pm. Russell is not saying 'I told you so'. Brother Russell snid: Now. He and his students Rre content to wait-to wait until O c i p e r . 15:581 Fnrther indicating that Brother Russell was convinced that there was a great: work ahead for Jehovah's servants was an incident r e lated years later by k H. Never have so many pcople been !nea. 'TNERE I13 A GREAT WORK NZEAD" In essence.C! very r n y y morr months unless he had some n * l i ~ T . quit t h ~ n . Andn as Jehovah" servants later realized mo? fthly.11 you is !his. It was an extension of thc study. he set out on a previously asranged lccturt? tour.but I'm not able t o attend t o it as 1 hnve in the ~anl. 'What have I been doing now?' T o Ire called t o the study in the morning meant therc was something important. I don't rare whcre you put mc. I thIt~k T stoocl there half dazed. He said: Don't bc surprlscrl. In all the forty years of Harvest there have not been such o portunities lo proclaim the ruth as now prcsent tlemsplven. Russelll ~ v r o t c in The Wn!rqlt 3T021'~rof Febnrary 15. preparing Watch T a z w articles and engaging in orhrr writing and Bible research Marmillan wrote: "Nobody ever w e n t near the study durI~rg those hours unless they were sent for or had som~thing very important. wllnt I want $5 fiorneone who wlll come 1n hcrc to take the reapondblllty from me. are you as clrcply Intercstcjd in thc truth as you yere when you hcgan?' 1 looked surpl4serl. We ~ 5 1 1 . t h e EibFe Students were not 'taken homep to heaven tn October 1914. untH noon." ITc closcrl the dnnr wltllaut my saying anything mure. r l h ~ to nlr! his physical condition. ant1 yet t3~srcts n great wor t o be done. . It doesn't make good sense. T h e light Is getting brighter.J'11 do anything that I possibly .. at t h prcscnt ~ time. "I snltl: 'Brothrr Russell. H e said: Brother. What rould I (lo to nsnlst Hrothcr Russell in this work? It fcrluir~dn man t h a t wo~rldltavr some business abilities n21uut l ~ i m ond . Regarding this. brother?' he asked.'So wc discussed various ersons. However. . hmlher.' "'Whnt do you moan. TIils Is not man's work. A. I thougllt it over and came bark later and snid to him: 'Bn~lher.now. Why. Macmillan. dcspjte Russell's rapidly iafllna hrnllh ancl extreme physjcal. what I wanted to 11. discomfort by nutumn of 1x6. The great war and the ominous signs of the limes are waking pcople up. rarry them out personally. Well. an$ he is not revising the prophecies to suit the current history. Rev." I thought.ndd up. tvlyen you dle wr will all eom$accntly fold our arms nnd wait l o go to heavcn with you. tvhnt you are talking about clo~sn't. R u e . they had plenty of work to clo d t e r that tlme right here on earth in reaclilng t h e goad n p w s of GWs established king&rn. So the Lord's opIe should he very diIigcnt. nnrl ~ecornmendcd future changes m The event that hr! coulrl not. 1-1.'" Condncerl tltnt tl~crewas so much work ahead for God's pcople. M n m i l l a n was laced in charge of the ofice nnd thr Bethel home.dy t o hear the good Message. hen. you go t o yarir room and talk I n the Lord on this matter and cotnc nnd ZclI me if Brother Mnrrnlllan will accept this jab.' nnd thcre is no further opportunity far scrcice. 'S. tk can. you don't see I h c Issue. Esidently many ~vould yet respond favorably to ntblc truth. Tllerc? IH n gmnl !vorlc ahmd! . and I M e w cnnuch about physlrat cllagnosls to know that he would not li{. 13s watching sainls. "Af t ~ oulllrrlng r I hr! wclrl. dicntions that t h e Lord has a great work for all I-lis pcople. . which they figure to be the real cmd of 1914. God's people were talA t o remaln steadfast and 'have plenty to do in the work of the Lord! (1 Cor. But the 2320-war-long Gcntlle Times then ended. nil I: h u m wns how t o preach sel~gion. T. There never was a time lil~cthe present. C. Russell always spent his mornings. ' "'Brother.h~i-c TI? certain in. from P:OO a. R8". 1915: 7.

rvvr sn!ltl" Itussull replied that he did not thinlc I t wouitl snmsh any more ~ ~ e e d s . Among God's people in gcncrnl thcrt: wrrr rnlx~rl rencliolls. All day Saturday Itussell was in severe pain and ex crlenrln~:crenl w ~ n h .IIow 111s good$yc? text. A sick man. who. wflilt! managlng n worldd?ndrcling evangelistic campaign thtti n l rlno tlme ~ n ~ p l o y e d 100 speakers." hitid Itussell. down through Kansas and on into T e x ~ s . This Is not the tlmc Ior slackers t o be heard. by way of CanntIa. IIe then br:vkunccl In t fir cirairfnnn to rrmovt? tl): stand and Iring a cllnll-. 'ICmyml s x y s o f tknt occasion: 3 ' had the privile~cof ntlcnding Drul hrr R~wsell'slast talk in Los Angrl1. H.000 )ages. This is a tlmc for action-mote deteiminctl action than ever before l" . Brother Ru~lxcll and hla secretary and traveling associate were ahnnrrl n train en souti? to California. The arrived In Los nngrka on S \ I I I ~ : LOYC. T i ~ t ~tl~e n Irnln Iras under way again. T. wns i111 altrndant at: the Majestic T!~ealrr: In S i ~ nAiltonlo when C. 191fi. l l c spoke for about forty-five minutes. am not able to spcnlc wiih foiT-c or poowt3r3. Octobrr 31. October 24. traveled t o Detroit. fit tltlsk of that day.m.78 Y ~ U T ~ O O ~ A FLNAL Y O r n h T Y De a d n g from New York on OcDctohr 16. They pulled out of: Del Rio on T11ut. "there were moans it11 o v r r i l ~ et l l n l n ~room. among other Ihfngs.ing activities. Russrll rcrnnlned in k d all tlny Wrvlncsday.ling Ilnntl X. hc trnvelcd more than a million milrs aa a puhlic sprnker.L AT TIEE IElCUP Charles Taze Russell'g many trials. FTc wrale ilirml ul-r tots!rig more than 50. Tu~sdnynight. 'Pardon m e for sitting down.rsc.s1 -fouryear-old Charles Tnze Russell dled nt FnmpnTexas.1918. Iiowcver.EIis rontlitlon o f hraltll was such that hls secretary had l o suhslitule for him at several speaking engagcmcnis.~day morning. then nnswewd r ilrstions for ? short lime. d t f n g rcs onsiMlitjcs m d other dur~eshad drawn greally on !ls vltnlliy. I. M. he hntl lo lrrtv~ the platform three times. while Iris ~ccrclnry illlcd In for him. very ill and remained seated rlurin h i s (11scoursc on Zechariah 13:7-9. 7'. with interment in the Brtht. C . 31. Shortly tiicrcnilcl. Russell gave h u I R Ypuhllc ~ t ~ l l c 01)servcs: "Some said. At one point.ourse.s un Ocloher 29. Mentn Sturlynn. 'That's the end ot it. some faint-hearted workers may think the tlme has come to lay down our harvesting lnqtruments ~ n wait d until the Lord calls us home. On Friday night they chnngcd tralns nC n lunction point in California.1IH6. The two men then went on t o CE~lmjio. Scparnlc services were held at the Carncgic Music l Iall in Pittsbur~hIAllrgheny). but they looked too much to one rn:~n. O n ?ticsdflv evening. During the morning funeral scrvlce in New York city. Then. h to the 13c-the1 family at breakfast thr: next morn in^. October 38. recognizing the critical symptoms. Russell was on the verge af rlcnth. impressccl mc!" Renlizlng that his severe condition would not allow him t o a on.ymillnn. a number nf his closr nssocInles spoke of the great loss. ~nytrii: 11: ht! r a t clown. Texas.1 Fnrnlly plot of Zhc I~osemont United Cemeer~cs. T. beginning at 2 p. Illinois. Fnr about thirtptwo years he had servcd a1 president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tsart Sosfety. Texas. thrrc were nlso exhortations to continud failhfrilncss. The two men were detained one day at Del Rlo."A l Zuascll's funeral services on Sunday. Mncmlllnn lolrl aboul the tnllr Brother Russell had with him shortly brfare his dratli. because a bridge had been burncd nnd nnotIlcr had t o bc erected. incldeninlly. Mnr-millan derlnrrd : " T l ~ ework before us i s great.Allrgljeny."When 1 read the telegram regarding hls rltxa. mentioning also certain steps l<ufl~rlltook Jn connection with the work at the Socicty's hcndquartcrs. l'vfichigan. Rrl)nrledly. ncss. a physician summoned ccilll~r by tolccmph tern ornrIIy boardcd t h e traifi ancl oI>~crvmll i u s s r l l ' ~ eoaclrion. Arden Pate. on the suhjcct " ' 1 ' 1 1 ~ World on Fire. he was missed greatly by many Rlhlc Studcnt~. in tho New York City TempIe. on Nr~vernber6. tr~klng the nfling man's trnnd. .13y that titnt! I!(! was so wt$nl< 111:iL 1~ was unnl~leto stand for t l i ~rlirrr. at San Aninnlo. the Photo-Drama of Crcnt loti. Russell decided to cnncel the rest ot hls speafing appointments and roturn quickly to tho ncthcl home in Brooklyn. Russell's travclln~:nssoclnlr s ~ t l t l : "Thnt I s IIte greatest creed-srnasl. Dwiglit T. "1 rccrcht thnt 3. Pennsylvania. Tlussrll pt~ssonnlly compiled the most informativr Bthlicnl drama ever exhibited. ~ u s s r ~ l rlclIvcred his last public talk. 1916. Nov~rnhcr5. FurthcrmorP. ~ O ~ I C ~ 29 nnrl &ere that evening C.Tc w a s Numbers 6:24-26. In 19 Yearbook early aftmnoan of Tuesday. orten dlr:Lntcd n Ihotlsantl letters a month. but the Lord will filva us the necessary grace and strength to perfurn1 It. A. At IJnnhandlc.' find for ~kemit wns because they didn't: see Jehovah lcnrling his eople. reaching over 3o. Texns. preach. ~ r o t f e rRussell ancl his secretary. On Tucstlay. 'GOD STa. .000 scrmons. Since Brather Russell hnd played such a prominent role In the work o f ~Icclnrlngthe good news." During this discourse. Ilusstbll g:lve his laat 1:~tkl o n cnngrc~ation. said A. pIc. .

they looked t o Jehovah for aid. It is God's work and ~tchanges not. 'The Kingdom of Heaven 80 'T'ere 1s 81 nt hancl. he was nominnlcd and elected as the president o f the Watch To1rt.d spcnt two ycnrs imder the tutelage of Judre 14:. F. the clRcr nnturaY s l s l ~ r of Josyph FranWin Itut l~erlorrl. Joseph Rril l~rr Pnrtl hr~varncI hc omulnl reporter for the courts of' lht! Faurtcent 1 Jutlfcial Circuit in Missouri. Yet. not only to hire A r e p l a ~ ~ i n e nfor t 11lm on s:h father's farm. Arnony: otlicr I hlngs.At twenty years of age. lir tvaa ntlmlt tecl to the Missnuri bar. IIazelle and Helen Krull remember hearing J. Ile wns horn of Bapttsr parents in Morgan County. l'rom yozltl~ he wnnlerl to br a lawyer and a ]u~lj:o. From Sister Ross. nnrI that i s Brother Rutherford. n skill wry usrfu'i ears later in quickly rccorrling hls l hnu hta f o ~BiblEnl nrticler and other n ~ x t r ~ ~ lWl~llr nl. Durrng that period. Rulher. Court records substantiate his nppolnlmcnt n s . mot hcr Ruthetford spoke brieny on that accasion. Rutherford said: "My beloved brethrewwe who are here and all who are In the earth-what shall we do? h a l l we slacken our z e ~ l f o r the cause of our Lord and Icing? No! 13y hfs grurc tve will i ~ c our ~ %eaI e and energy.rrnr "He who has thus far led us will continue t o lead us. as 1-I@shnll reveal it unto us through His Word and providential leaclings.R L F I I V ~ I O ~ ~ C ~ . Let US have brave hearts. he stated: 'This great worldwlpfde work Is not t h work ~ of one person. Scl~lnrderImrned this: Their father trns a stnutic11 nnptlst out in Missouri where the family llverl. rejoicing In our privilege of proclaiming the M e s s a ~ e of his Kin. Our consccmiion is not to 8 man. replied Marmillan. &t!? the death of C. B. "Thcre is only nnc man w h o can t a k e charge of this work now. This resulted in mnny heatrtl' d k s t v s In the household even before they llnd het~rri of lllc truth. L. hut will stand sho:~Ider to shoulder. I~.A.Ruthcr ford Inter senred for four years as public prosecutor in F3oonvilIe. F. Still later he b c came n sper3inl j~idpej t i thr same Fourteenth Judicial Distrlcl of ~ i s s o u r i . united In the holy bonds o f Chrlatlan love. or to a man's work. IPS. W h e n twpnly-two. Thcir fnl hrr wanlrd him to stay on the farm rather than go to crdlcgr? to study law. I&. At R!issell's semces. Van Am burgh. HIS lirensc to rnctlfc Inlv in that state w a s granted on BTny 5. until its annual meeting on January 6. of course.he came to be lrnown as "Judge" It111herford./o thc world. 1917. t o finish attc course rmth joy. an cxacutlvc committee managed the Society'# nffnlrs. Joge h Rutherford becamp il 00~11. f : l a l in school. but years of cnsls were ahead of them. Aircr c-ompl~tinghis academy education. may we go forth procldmlnq.121:l-3) God tvould raise up others to carry major responsihllitius in his organization. what do ynu thltllt about it?" is only one person.dwartls. Tluthedord sat as n suhsllrutc jt~tlge. It is far too great for that. trusting implicitly always in the Lord. The preaching work would go on. W. whcthcr you liIia it or not. Brather Van Amburgh said: "I'm with you.rnrtiinq to tllc r ~ r a i l sof the Cnopcr CI1. H. W e mll not fear n o r falter. indeed. tlttth~rlorrf hegan praFticing law at tlor~nvllle.r:ttl t Court. Russell on October 31. requcslin the "united prayers deep sympathy and unqrlnllfim? cooperalion" of his fellorv beliercrs. on November 8. MissourZ. IJen~e.Yearbook Yearbook Nearing the concludon of Ms discoume at the evening service. Eut at the Society's annual mectIng on January 'y. Renewing our Covenant with Him today.I sprcial judge on more than one oocnslon. F. 1369.Tn this capacity. J. 100liing t o Him f o r guidance. hTissuz~rl. as n trial lawyer with the law firm of DrntTcn and Wright. Joseph had l o get R friend who wollFd loan him money. 1916 the Watch Tower Society laclced & president." Taking MacrniIInnk hanntl. He assurcd th. Humbly assuming his new responsil. but a l ~ otb flnnncr! l l i ~atudics in law. Mtssourl. He will lead us to certain vlctory. Maernillan: "Brother. Josrph Rut hcrforrl paln 113s own way through school. contending for the faith. E." Notetvorthy.adorn. Iicr I~rotheralways had hcrn orlc of sfrong ronvlctions tv3th a deep sense of lustice. Ruthe$md knew nothing about this and rtic? no e l ~ r poneerlng for votes. One day Brathcr Van Arnhurt:!~ asked A. 6. T . Ruthcrford tcll how he flrst became interested in the . ready minds and willing hands.i lit y.for." For God's people those were diflcult days. nc. RTJTEIF:RPORD7S IIAUKGRO'TMD Rutherford I~irnself was a cuuragews fighter for the trtlth.r Sodrly. hr! h ~ c x m cnn expert nt taklng shorlhand. Jehovah's servants had just passed through EL tr in tfme. the question of who would bo the next president arose. God has usec?many servanls in 1he past anrl Hc will dozthtless usc many in the future. God is still at the helm. 1917." J. F. rlcr ycfimyer brother S o s ~ p hnever could nccrpt Ihs Rrt tkl "~rllRrc*teaching. Tlll~cnn%led him to finish pnyin f o r his cour~rc and also gave him practicaI c-xllertnca. too. If the regular jurlgc was unal~lr to hold court. but lo [lo tile ?r?ilL of God. were the remarks of the !%cIeiy's secrftary-Oeasurer.

ford. hc trnvclrtl tn I:crrnnny. accompanied by his W e . close t o the edge of town. Jstcr Rutherford and Jucl Rutherford came up from Uounvillc. Macmlllan argely was responsible for that MetcmiIlan met Ruthcrford in DO5 at ICansas City during a trip across t h e United States with Brother RusseII. Tlrc hef~lno one in the tnith in BuonviIle except Ihcrnseces.82 Yearbook truth' proclaimed by Jehovaht& sewants. Nrw Yurk. emerging from his private onice. A little Inter Brother Macmillan stopped to visit Judge Tturherlorct for a day or truo. I'Il show you what you can do. They tell us: 'During one of B r o t h ~ rRutherford's asits he suggested a walk in the moonlight out into the rountr side. were "brothers" and that 'the one greatest among them must he thelr rninlstrr. Ihr! IXil-rle rcvcills 1 he Irnits of various servants u i Got]. Mark 3:17. 23:it-12) Hence. J . H. d e ~ t hand the hereafter. nutl~erford wns entrusted wjth much re . Clarence B. Luke 9 : 5 9 Sincc Joscph F. was a 'colporteur-8istcr Elimhetll Hettenbaugh-anrl was presenting three volumes of Jiillcn~tirtZDrl ion. 1-Ils artner was not interested and dismissed her land Rcr nssodaie colporteur. called her back. A. H e made a omise to himself t h a t when hc became a ractlcing%wyer. he marlc application t~ilrlw t ~ odmittrtl l a the New York bar. nntl he also addressed large rlurl lr. (Num. SShr - . was one of 144 persons that I p o r s ~ ~ i n l!. . for example. thc sons of Zebedee. was noted f o r meekness. you ought to be preachfng the truth here.On*May 21 of !he ~nrnl!ycnr. for their fiery ri~tl~udasm. 1 FZ mg m Jesus Christ said that all h i followen." Xn lW7 Ruthorford hcame the Watch Tower Soclcly'~leg$E munsrlor. If anyone ever came to his olllce sceini: hooks hr would buy them. That day camc [in 18941. Show them where we got our life. ~ l c r cI have fulfilled everything Illce 1 said. Wrote Brotl~er M n r m l l I ~ ~"I ~ : hntI thr rivjlcge of baptizing h i at Snint Rial Minnrsota. nnrl In 191:4.nr. Beaty sa s: "l*'rom 1904 on. Take the Scrl turefi arr a witness." "That doesn't sound too bad. dames an11 John. Sister Reelcrl I3rol her lluther- . I was especially pl~~~~rl. One conversation betwcc~r thcnr went like this: "Judge." T'm not a preacher. Tlint was Ilic flrst Uiblc talk hc ever gave. ~ c r v i nat~ its Plttsburgl~headunricrq He wns pr. .:uro t .lvilcf:cd i r ncaotlntc ~ rnallrra when !IP ~ o c i e llrnnsl'errcd ~ lt~i opcmtions to Brooklyn." Meetings of the Bible Siudents were not held In the immediate vicinity of the Rutherford heme.o. took the books and them in his library at home and th~r. Judge. Ruthcrford visited Egypt nnd Pnlratinc.. ITowever.' ust n s you would to the jury in a court trlal. F. nnd dr ve it hame in conclusion. no true Christian ~ccortls any fcllow beIiever undue importance. f Yearbook 83 means.r t h r o u ~ l ~ o u1. That was the beginning af a llfelong i n t ~ r e s t and a never-ceasing devotion and service to his Cod. meelinga were hrld in our home. rpcnhini: In many colleges and universlt los by rcrlucst." (hlalt. where he addrcsscd aufienees lolaling 13. becoming a rccoffr~izecllnwyrr Ior that ~tntc. Dcath nnrl the IIemaf~cr.r*. but hia law artner talked to the caller. 12:J.In 1906. 'I'misc the Lord. About [lite~aor t wunty colored people were thew. n t rnvcllna rcpres~ntntlvao f the Watch Tower Societ . F.. IIe journeyer1 wltlcly as a Rible lecturer in t l l ~ILI~PII Stater. While he was t n l k l n ~ thcy lrept saying. Moscs. Ruthorford frequently gave rliscourses as a pilgrim. for Memorial [of Christ's cleathl. During summer vacation time he sold books in order to live up t o his agreemcr~t." What happened after that? DId Rutherford do an thing nbout that advice? Brother Macmillan r e p o r t 2 "Tl~ure was a colorcd man that worked on a little f ~ r mFhnt wns next to his cIty heme. I'm a lawyer:' 'Well. But how did J.IJc was brou h t up on a farm but he wanted to stlirly law. So when he became president of the Society. To do this. trlling of his c a r 6 lifc and how he became interested in the t n ~ t h .000." Not long I hcrc:~Acr. Missouri. In 390!3. Yct. One day as he uynseonvalescLg from 8 s ~ c kspell Ile opened one of t h e books and srarlcd to read. I-Zc partook of Ills first Mcmorial ant1 gave his A r s t p i l ~ r ~ rtalk n to the friends in our home. Judge! 1Vhrrt: dld you p t all that?' IIe had a great time. wh we came into the condition of death and what dentx $aced .npt[zed ~Y in walcr that day. F. he taihcd. Rutherford get started as a reacher of the good news? Well. As w e walked. You go and get a copy of the Holy Bible nnd a small group of people. now.ret h e rcmninctl fpr a while. J. His &ther felt the need of his help cln the fnrm but finally consented to Iet him go if he paid his own may in schaol and also paid fur a helper 018 t l ~ c farm to take his place. Rutherford symholizrd his rlcdicntlon to Jelinvah God. nntl ha wwnt over there to givy them a sermon on 'Lifr. and then wind up by saying. I l a v i n ~ ovrrheard sorncthing about books and rernembcnn 111s resolve. and teach them about life. 32iilli~rford WRS also admtted to practice hcfnre Ihe Unltcrl States Supreme Court.

however. For the guidanec uf Jellovnh's holy spirit. He mnnlfested such ualities. even when 5 olcrn In kindness. J l e writes: "We visited many times wit11 Brothcr nlherford." it mas a forclwnner of thc return d s l t s now made by Jehovah's Christian wttncssrs.ectlon of lhr law?' made him able to ~. flag-saluting. 22H. Conrrrnlng thls.page tract. Idaho. 1Te was nlosl rmphatic lo 1st j l l ~ eknown that lhfs messagc and ministry wtls no small thing. T l ~ oBibla SCrldcnts JMonLhEy.nllnrrr.rRhihe hroil~crs by ccming down and standing on a Ir!vel wlth Ihrm. 1Ic was firect and outspoken an[{ i i d no1 hltlc hi^ foeHngs. Russell hnrl h c ~ u n . Morris.T. When he was ready to say notl+l. PIC.--persons who su p o s ~ d l y llxve some interest in religious mnucrr and . frotn 1870 through 1913 tile had distributerl.. Mncmillna. Slster Willlam P.l. % B 85 things of the truth. H e was so Ira py and touched to see us. . In 1917. A city was divided into trrrltorinl disttdcts. "Thcn none I~ad tl~cexcuse. which mrlld he read and rtu." A rnther touchin reffedon on Brother Rutherford'a neturc Is provide{ by h e ElstIon.r Jtuthrrford called it the "horse trou I-IP refused to 1 f r o it. Distribution of frr?r. She s t a l ~ s : I r i s exposf of f:il~ereligion arousecl the ire of sc~~!rnl local clcrcp tnm. and the prop-amshe ~lt~pperl up wcrr tliose that 6. I have no money.En pirsumebly worrld be more or less amenable to Ihc! Truth.2X5. 'r'ht3 ~lFlnco for thc apcnker was way up at the ceiling. "Rutherford had always manlfesicd n deep Christian love for his associates. who lrIw2 to interrupt and chnllcnge him. he acted to revitallzc the Rrld work. assigned to individual sistcrs who c ~ l l 4on a l l whose names had been supplied as Intcrcstrtl lr?rsnns. lareo o~tdlcnccas a pilgrim in what was t'iyti the Mg cht thenrcr in Boise. F:xhlMtions. 1Y2.71D tracts and pamphlets an$ 6." r~rnnrks Esther I. In a letter to these he descril~edthe undrtflnlring as "ran irnpot-tant Follow-up Work posaihlr in c-~~niil*rt~nn will1 atldrcss~s received a t Public M e ~ t i n ~ DRAMA s. MOP rig recalls a t a k Kuthcrford gnvc hcYorc 8. For instance. "and was very kindhearted.950. I've never forgotten it.lr whcn ~(Tdressingthe audience.84 Yearboolc Ysarbook sponsibility in God" earthly orgnnizavtIon.lictf by the borrower. saw n tlccllnr! in publishing activities because oP the expanding of World War I and the breakdown of cqornmunl~:nllons.Pil1:rlm r~l)rcsentativcs of the Society were incrrnscvl from six1 y-ri~nr*l o ninetythree.'' said A. he held t h e hands of all five of us in his two I I ltnnds ~ so t o v t n ~ l y nnd he had tears in his eyes. the BE:%$?% had carried on a remarkably cxtcnsive campaign in declaring God's truth.292 bound hnolcv. wns so~nctjlnesmisunderstood.ye. but he was not naturaIIy of the same entie. . Called the 'Pastorn1 Work.: from adjacent towns came and wc Illred a hall and so had a small convention.). RccnllIng her outh. But r lmd bccn presj.037 tract3 and pamphlets and 092. I-lenth writes: "The Tnhcrnnclc wny nn oltl Episcopalian church that tlle Sorirty hnd bought clleap. [lent only a short time when ft became IE parrnt Illnt tllc Lord had chosen the right man l o r ifc job. TFlese changes. trncls wrts nrccleratcd on occasional Sunday8 in front 01 I l ~ orbhurchrs~ n regud larly from housc to housa. Russell's denth.445 bound boolts. as it was a free loan. Esthcr I. Just rother Ruaqell was l o v i n ~ we atso felt the love L FE of this big Brothcc ~~utherfnrd!' ON WITH THEl WORK! Brother Rutherford was determlncd to press on with the work of Kingdom-preaching. Why. and he talketl to us a long tlrne. so yamg and yet talking a l o u l tlic R .though. hut his emphatic 'Sit down! I demand tllc prof. was publ~shed and in 1917 alone 28. quiet-mannered dis osllion ns Russell. We asked many questtons nl~imt school. W h y ? The Society's new president prom tly reorganid the headquarters ofilce In Brooklyn. In Russell's time this activity was Iimited to n h o t ~ l500 congregations that had voluntarjIy elcctehd him as ihrlr pnstos. Only his head would Ilc vlsil. it is o f some interest t o note his -traits and cloal1ttes. Jn the! momsnious year 1914 aIone Jehovah's scrvi1tlt8 pul out 71. from Colporteur Lists. His bluntness. Maybe this i$ why Brot11p. ahout twenty fwt off t h e floor. H. he shacl.Rit. Women in Ilie congregation who weri? Intcrestecl in performing this work elected one of their number to serve as a lieutcnant and anol her na seerctary-treasurer. Furthermore. faithfulness ant1 dcl crminaiion. T. The years 1915 and 1916. and they used it for Sunday r n ~ ~ t l nas~ swe usr n Kingdom KaIl today. Also stepped up waa n new activity stnrtrd prior to C. the work began showlng an upward trcntl.. At the call's conclusion the housetiolder was .le Stitrlenl. On one occasion scveral of us younger people were gathered together and Rrothcr !lut hcrf r~rd came over t o us.25.'' When Brother Rutherford first assumerl thc! presidency of the Watch Tower Sodcty.iiti5.000 frpc copies werc distrlbutcd. in fact. The callers loaned books. hutvevcr. A new fovr." Further insight into Rutherford's c!rsonnlity is gained from what took place in (Ilr dlhle S l u d ~ n t ~ ' old London Tahrrnacle whcn hc gave tlw M ~ ~ m o r I n l t a l k tlrerc on April 18. etc. ihcre wns n nccd for courage.

In Let.Elixsheth E h d says: "I approckted Illis.~t became nvailahlc mr)nthly to the H ~ t ~ l e Studcnts i n genera1. several indivlduals ambitbusly sougl~t to gain adrn1nlstrn:ive control of the Society. and what is his oficial rclatlnn to Jehovnh? 13) What wjll be the reward or blessings which will rsumtt t o the world of mankind l111-ouy:h ohrrliencr? i o Mesdah's kingdom? (16) H R Y you ~ tl~rnerl fi'om 6in to serve !he living God? (17) H a v ~you mndc n full cons~cratlon of your lift? and all your powcra. L wns de&d timt tlie questions be ~nswercd by indhlduals in their own words.rvlor. D. Other steps were taken b the Society's new prcsldent. Just bcrore 1914 C. D. lluth~rfwrltonlc immediate steps to accelerate the \vnrlc of preaching the good news of God's kingdom. Gambill says that. Among othcr things. I n early 1917 the Socirty h r ~ a nIssuing n pnprr called "Bulletin. entitled 'The Divine P l ~ nof Ihr A g ~ s . These etters stood f ~ the r 1.In an sfTort In begin a study in the first volk!rne 0 1 Slrirlk. "So Ihe culmination of the program was to gather pcrsona Illto "rlasses. meaning "Minister of the Word of Gocl. F. afrrr Ort nbcr 1T22. s~rvim. All s ~ ~ c lhrolhrrs l wcrc! rlunllflcrl to give public talks and chnrl tnlka. To nssist them. J. t l ~ rRttlI~ti. Russell placed emphasis on a pul~llr:speaking program. and thus a perlad n i tlrry tesllng hrgnn. Rutherford. These wem designcd In cmcournge thc I3ihlc Students to press on will] their worlc and not bccomr weary in welI-doing. F. nrl-angernenl.The ycar 1917 witnessed increased ficld nctlvlly lo the praise of Jellovah God." As the rejuvenation campaign continued. far we (lid not have an arrangement. as thc new president of the Watch Tower Society. with divine nid a H such . Af tenr~nrrlfollow-up calls were made on individuals att~ntllng. questionnaire. How well c o u ! you nnswer thein? (1) What was the flrst creative act of God7 Pearbook 87 ( 4 ) What is the dlvlne penally for sin u on the sinners? and who arc the a nneis? (01 0 1 wha! nature was the M a n Christ Jesus from Inf~rItyto death? (7)Of what nature is Jesus slner the resurrection. "it 1 1 ~ 1 1prepared testimonies ivlvllich wr! vallcd 'canvn..ssesM tlrnt we were encouraged to rnemerizc l o use In flrld . were happ when J. department rccetvcrl a retIy thnt incluiled "some IFindIy suggcstlons and hlntu reg rcting their answers. Of course." then "Tnformant" and thorraf tcr Kingdom Ministry." It containetl pcrir ~rllcsrrvlce inst ructions from headquarters. tn limr. :Is wc now have. Christians expect t o hr oppnsccl end prrsecwted hy morldIy foes. rtuthcrforrl was electcd prestdent. M.r dtr tltn Smiptptres. S3his fraught the totn? up from 373 to 461 colpmrlours. h t c r . For instance. however.leginning cnrly in 1. .perceni rntmg wnw conslrlrrr!ll qunlrflcd to teach.. to re&aliae tho pronehln worlr.1. l3lcssi11gsfnllnw~d." The program consisted of a questionnnirc ~narlc available to both men and women nssocislcd wltll congregations of Bible Students.11.How was this done? The program used was i h r V. T. Explahinq matters a IIttle further. Yet. T1." $ellectlng on thr! fact that the Baclireth contained repnrect lestlmonlc=s. This unlficd the message going out. and those manifcstlng in.tas a servant of the Lorrl thrnu~houl the rernnil~dt~r of your fife? Those submitting their answers t o the Sadetys V. liere are some sample questions ap arlng on the V.86 Yearbook told that a chart talk en the '2)ivIne Plan" would Boon be given in the district. Rut trials thnt orlfll~~nt~ witkin the Christian organization itself nftcn Rrr unexpected and are mare difficult t o bear. I?. She so wanted to get it just right."-Act s 17~10.") Sister H. 4 1 ~NOT 0 nm PIT~XED AX TEIE BUltNLNC) AnIONa YOU" Not all persons wlthin tha organization. Now it was t l m e to QTrange for further qualified speakers la reprr!scnt the Wnlch Tower Society from t l ~ cpublic: p l ~ t f o r m .lrsc qucstlons encouraged all who assoclnted with thc Sotblcty t o read the six volurncs of Sflrtibrs dm the Hmiptirrce. . a number of regional convcntlons were held. of n pcrson golng along wit11 anotllrr Lo I r:dn find help one l u become an effective publisher.r and talents to t h e Lord and his servir-c? (J8) Ilave you ayml-lollzed this consscraiion by water immersion? (22) 110 you helievc you have a subfiiantial and pc:smfinmt knowledge of the Bible which will rcndcr you mnrc i%Ricien.atln woi-ds V a M Dsi Minister. Any rlrrllraflir*tlI)c!rRon who obtained an 85. IEventtlally it was nqy~ed "13i?. J. Tllry lwcnrne very uncooperative. Hannan wntes: Thcsc qucstlnns wpm to usrve ns R ~ u l d t ? in determining lrtnv wrll nn !nrllvldufll unrlrrsto~rlf he basic doctrines of the I3lbIr. Th* eol orteur service was pxpandcd.M y sister-in-law would Sollaw me all ovcr from room to room trying t o aet cver word just cxnct. M. other step mcre taken by the Societyhs new adminlatratEon bnck in 1917." So it was that. tcresr wem encouraged to attend. M. looking up all the Smiptr~raIrrf'crences. George E. D."' first to hear chart talk^ and later l o became regular groups called "Bercan Clossea.

(Mal.E.88 Yearbook hardships can be borne. cllsprn. to d~srnlsscertain rncrnbers o the London l~cndquarlcrss l nu.cllcve 1l1:tt eve member o f tlds horly of Christ is rngngecl in the Tlessecl worlc. At the same time h~ sl~nrvedthat a "faithf u l and rllsr~~ertstave" class wol~lrl he in evidence. ~ FVhiIc in En lnnd. l~imsrlfwas 1110 rrlH hlul and wise servanl. ~occurred. his reception in F:ngh~ndrlurin November 1916 sprrnrd . Out of resr~rctfor Russell's wish. Rutherlord ap ointed a commlsdon of several brothers In TAonrlontvxo were not mt. S e e k l n ~to make his position inrlispcnsak>le in Britain. Much curlier. Johnson. 3:1-3:1 Pet. wc lrnow that it is possjblc lor Tlrother Russell to pass on most any time. They met. hr*fo!."-1 Pet.Thr: seed of rebellion was lnntcd and then Y the trnuhlr! spread. Lrt's sit In the Iiying room. r wfit to reveaI to hla ~)holl~r hnrl been prc~scnitnrl throuc:h Brother Russcll. for p:tlylhe Kpss cr recalls: "In 1915 I Isf Bethel and.-2 KI. J ~ h o v n hant1 his "messenger of the cov~nant"Jesus Chris!. t l i n t nothing morv cutrlrl be brought forth. I cnn sir11 illin his place and lakc rlght over without any stupplng of the w o r l ~". Macnlillnn s t n l ~ d . T . as explained l>ero\-v. Jesus Christ had foretold l~orv uurEl ones would be dealt wlltt.<HE ~ . Rl~ssell had seen the need 10 mend someone from liendquarters to Britain to sifingthen the Bible Students Ilicre after the outbreak oi World War L Pearbook 89 He intended to send Paul S. ol ivlng meat in d u senson ~ to rhr household of inilb. SIzorrly n fter Brother Rutherford I>ee~mepresident of the Wnrch Tower Soclety. Johnson said. 6. as A. to plve illcm meat in due sen~on?Is it not that 'little flock' of co~lsccratedservants who nrc f a l t l ~ f u l l ycarry. n real conspiracy devclop~d. but t h e Irlcntls ncPA not bz fcarlul w l ~ e nthat happens. He comrnenrcrl by sagfng: Sistcr. Johnson 's as ¶rations had devdoped CVPn earlier. However. Iiowcvcr. Annir Po!:~msce writes: "This cnused a great sifting out o f 111r)cc who chose to slay l~nt. heard ant1 wrlfihed the facts anrl recomrnendcd t h a t Johnson hc rrrnllcd. Jurl~menr then began with the "house of God" and a prrir~rl of relining and cleanstnl: commenced. rnmc to jnspe3 the splrltual temple in 1918 C. C. WIlh the passing of limc. He was to learn a11 hc could about the work In E111:lnnd and then rnnlcc n full rcport to the Soriely.P. Evidently. i n 1881.rn11rr.r stnrt~ng for Arlzonn. H. the jclcn nrlo??ctl by many was that C. Ing out their consecration vows--thr! borly of ChristnnrI is not (11ewliole body individual Iy nnd collectively.lc with Russell's works. C. L. no Mnttrr how. ' 1 ' 1 1 ~ idml i2y of the "failhful :rntl rliscreet ~ I a v 01. as thou& o ~trangfithing were befallrng you. nnd wh8e I was Ihcrr! thry entertained a ilgrl~n. 4:11) Something clsc a l r .trne.uln~~ l ~ i rual i l food. "he came to t hc ridiruPaus conclusion t h a t he was the 'stewardQof Jcsus' parable of the pe?. Johnson by n. So much con f u s i o ~resultrd ~ that the branch oversecr complained t o Br'oll ~ c rRuthrrford. I v ~ A nI ~ c cou le of olcl Sricnds 1 had known for ycnla. of quite solno cnncrrn hack in tho~le earfl. the exccuuve committee that served for a short tlme before Rutherford's elccklun as prt??ldent sent Johnson to England. "until.iiIs'tl headquarters." I n ll'ebruary 1927 this crroncouA tl~onghithat Russcll hlrnself was the "faitl~ful nt~d wise servant" ~ v a sulenrcd up. L. In dlscourscs to Bible Studcnts thr'ougho~tEngland. l a ~ the was t o make nu prrsonrtel changes a t the ll~. dol~~ison had served as one of the Society's travelit~j: ~pcnkors and was well known for his ability. Rusrrell. Johnst~ncllnrncterized hlmsclT as Itussell's successor. Snliln was already &owing 111sugly underhanded rnmrthor!~to gain control. In turn. Russell wrote: "We .ny. Johnson endeavored to tske cornplete contml o f t h e Britfsll field of activity.trll of creature warship. Johnson sent leiters and cablegsams c h n r ~ l n gthe committee with bins. On the contrary. without authodty. he Improperly used the documents rurnbhed him by the Suclcly nnd Impounded its funds In thc !I' . wlilch 11 happening to ou for n trial. ~o on rrjolcing forasmuch as you are sharers in the sufferlnps o f Ill@ Christ. w e n t T n g . 'l'rl l ~ l t sto talk with you. tllreetly OI indlrr*crly. givin:: the rnmt in due scnson t t ~thr household of fail11 -the great company of E)c~H. do not bc pumletl fit the burdng amon you. giving him mi-tn~n papers that would fadlitate entry into that country. 'r.' which we did.. a Jew who forsook Judaism and became a Lutheran rnjnlster before coming to a lmowledge of God's truth. 2: 11-1.~vrrs?" So 1t was unrlcrslood that I h r "srrvnnt" God used to dlspcnsc spiritual I o u d w : l ~:I r-IRES.!a warp his jeilgment finalIy his rcnson.. contetldlng that the rnanttr of Paator Russell hati fallen upon him just as Eliln11's cloak ("afXcla2 garment") Scll upon Elisha. Thls led some lnto tlic ail. 33. T ~ P fV~ l that t all the truth . CIIIIPI. ' I 8 3 0 then is that j a i l i ~ j s l and wise scruartf whom Ills Lord ]lath made ruler over his household. and also trying t o justlfy his course. "ILII I I1 IuI nnd rviss scrvanl *' ( K i v ~ Jomcs Vnaioa': was n maHrr. Rutherford told Johnson to return. Men rnnnifestina the marks of an "evil slnve" came forward anrl flgurntlvely began 'bcatinff' lhrir fclIow slaveg. Peter told fellow believers: "Bclnvcd ones.1. Instead of (loing so. Ile l a l ~ r thought he was the world's high priest.g of the headquartrrs staff.-Miitt. 24 :45-51. T. 4:12.

was lcrmed the "posthumot~sworlc of Pa8tor Russcll. Robin. "As usual." Soon thr cIining room was fllled with members of !. Ruthcrford hcId meetings with the oppasers and Wed to reason with them. the nflirf fnrrc Illrp~tcnedthey would quit if these men cot ront~+ol. they walked bsrk nntl forth. along wit11 the vlcc.he BeZheI family. he can write It" The Society's omcers arranged to Ilave two Bible Students..but l o no evnil. b t ~ t tl~cl'c wcrc some clcvclopm~. rtuttrcrford acted to correct t h c situation. but had not men- .Russell. W 11 y not :' C. F. . Thcn It slnrted! . t h e SLwirty's president. Ruthcrford to senit him 6ae1c to ~nglanri. 'Louis. the dishes ancl n lot of untouched food still on the tablc. "I will wrlte tlre Scvenlh Volume. That significant day was July 17. compile a book consisting of com- a Yearbook 91 rnentaries on Revelation. had made decisions fil~otit new publications. ~ but often spoke about writing a seventh volume. T1101l~hflllly acquainted with t h e legal structure of the Soc~ety. I3rothrr f t ~ l t h c t f ~ rWas d on the other end. F. X was the nenrcsl one t o the phone. Johnson was sllre that he himsclf ought to hc. T h e Song of Solomon and Ezekiel. WootFworth and Gcorge H. Johnson prreundcd four nf rhe seven board members to side wlt h I ~ i r n . Then Pveryone got up horn the tnhle with all. . Mr~crnlllnnsays that: lo JtutlirrPorcI "cven came to severnl of t t s nnrl nskrtl. 'l'he written opinlon rcceived disclosed that the four rlissid~nts were ~ i o legal l membcrs of the board. P. but Russell never took that step. 'l'l~r? four npposed the Society's president. . .'. I. so I answcrrd it. 11. By about mid-1917 it was time to r.ot s l l f f r c thcr. I IurlCng vlrlous rl~arges loudly. Later it became necessary to take court action to have these monies freed. ~Ehnson. Brother Russell. 'nrothrr. Clayton J. F. S. this ~lrmonstrationagninst dear Brother Rutherford b c ~ n n ." At an extended session of the Society's 1917 annunl mceting. only the omcrrs who I~ad heen elected at the Pittsb~rr~h nnnunl meeting tvere duly constituted bvard memhrrs.sotiy(tit wrrst administrative control from tlit! prcsid~nt.. Oppositton p.tl had consuited a prominent corpnmllnn lawyer In Phjladelphja.r:~Slcr.. with ortlcrs to put one nt cad1 setting and get i t done bcfore the iarnlly arrivef% the noon meal. Rutherlord follnwcd t h e same olicy." said he. w h m he persistcntl attempted to persuade d. C h a r l e ~Taze Russell had written ~ l xvalurnos of llddrlcnnicll Dawn. Thls waa a design t o place administrative powers in Ihc! hanrls of the board o f directors. C was on duty in the [Broolrlyn Rclhell dlnln room when the phone rang. rwcntunlIy I t wo~zlcl disrupt the entire operation of 13rthrl. T. t u I)c cleaned up b brothers with fit"? clergy wiih which to accomplish it. So J. trnly both lo the organizational arrnngcmcnt In vol. or Etudfcs in t h Slcdptrc~ea. Flcadcd by . and '13on't bother to knock! A stuclc 01 boolw was handed to us. the bonrtl nf tlirrrtor. Fisher.le io shaltr thcl r flsis at him and furthcr dcnolinee hbn. A. I answered.r1 This incident revcal~d that some members of the Bethel family syrnpntl~betlwith t l w opposers. in the courae of tlme Ihr! Sucicty's t ree officcrs made a fnr-rcnching decision. Hence.' Fit! said t o comc to his study quickly. Pennsylvania. He sought to Influ~ncethe hoard of tlirpctors. "thanks to God was given.?ease the new boalr. and if the Lord gives the I i ~ yto someone clsr.1futhrrfol. Rtrthcrford knew tkis throughout the period of trouble. Thc four appohtecs were not legal members of the board. T. nuss@llhad np olnted those men as directors.RuXhtarfor(1 rukd Ihe mollon nut ar order anti tllc plan was fuilrtl.nts thc oi~punr~ti t s nrvcr tlxpccted. Lf such opposition conlinucd. but the Soelctyls chnxer r ulrrd that directors be elected by vote of l l i c s h a 2 o l d c r s . . "'Whmever I find the key. the four dissident directors trled to present a rcsslution to amend the bylaws of thc Society. T h e coeditors ~ssernbtcdrnaterlal from Brother Russell's writtn a ant1 this was puhlisherl under the T Mystcryl' ns Ihr! scvrntll volume title "The Finis. By making it appear that I3rothcr Rulherfnrtl was unfit as president.' Furtherrnoi-c.iie rlurlng Ilrother Russell's presi(1ency ilnrl to t h e wlsh or t l ~ rstrnrchald~rs. Uonlrtinin~ largely the thinking and cclmmenrs crf C. Slnce this was con. mntlnues Brother Bowln. thr 1-01 tl: (11 you where you are. RlnppinE only at Brother Rutherford's izil. and the dissident dirrv'tor. As a group. . w ' e were getting ready for the noonday meal." says Marlin 0. Johnson finally returned to N w York. concernlny: t lir slnlus of Z ho Society's board of direciors. So. All i l ~ l slasted for about five homhs.Yea~book 90 London bank.red of Strtdies i ~ the t Srl-~ptrrru:~. . ~>lrsidcntand secretary-treasurer. vlctl-pmslrlrnt nnrl sccfetnry-treasurer.s had not been consulted. 'Who INthrrc! wlth you?' he asked. Iluti~erfnrd had told Russell that appolnlecs had to be confirmed by vote at the following nrinunl mcrllng. J. '4PHE FINIMP8rnPP Througl~outhis entire administrallon ns the Saelety's prrsldcnt. and to msim or quit waultE pc disloyalty to the Lord. Shall I resign as prcsident and la those n p p o s f n ~ ortrs tnke charge?' %Ire a11 replicrl. Thinking Rulheriord was not t h e right man for lllc positinn. L.

J. SplP1. hlnn who wlthd~ewIn the y e w s fatlawing the death of C." The convcntlon was a thorough s~icccss. the watch Tower Blble and Trzct Society. J. Bohnet and George 1-1. lor al their convcnlion i n the surnmcr 01 191s differ~nces arose a~ltl n split occurred. 1!)1&. Fisher. The Iallcr became uncooperative and would not unEa e in the work of preachng the good news of ~ 0 t h I<ingdom. M Philbrlck Intltc. for I wcll kncw Zhnl one who lost h ~ scrown had no Life t o look Sorwnrtl to rmywh~sr. The TVatdt TOWCI* of November 1.h Towcr Soctcly disinteglnated Into a number ~f s c h i s m ~ l i csects. unll y aT those forming thc oppuslllon group W. W. who was 371 att@nclnncc nt that assembly. So. Rutherford rcwivlng nlI thr? votes rnst for president. 3918. He was mnsonahly sure that the BibIe tudents in general did not favor such a move. Among other things.I. A.@ organizrttion headed by a Committee of Scvcn. He actcd as the cliairman all t h e time. uad rliieratd of t!Arial'~ Ijl'$rfglbtr?~. suggested that a referendum vote be taken by each congregation. ?. hoping that these board members would discontinue thdr opposition. he offered them positions as pilgrims.Instead. At the annual shnr~holders'meeting on Sqturday. EL Andrrscn. $. what could Rutherford do? I-Ie could give all of Jehovah's dedicated ser-vants an opportunity to make expression. Yet. sinre It was a matter to be handled only by members of the l e ~ a l l y constituted corporation.The tl)ought of second tlculh Sor 1Ilurn secmerl unl~earahle. reports: 'Brother RutherFord was alert to this effort on their part and did not give them an opportunity to get on the platcorm at any time during the sessions. There he rcma~ned. Faithful onps and oppnsers now were beyond reconcllistion. Not one or the olrponents R L ~ ~ C in P ~establishing P ~ hlrnself on $he hnarrt. Conseqo~ntIy. volu~~tarilyleft Bethel and hegan sptlcading their opposition by an extensive spe~kiny!and Ertterwriting campaign throughout the United States. Ruthcrford as the Society's president.o m 1018 onward cnuscd division until the ot. Sepi~ratfr~n certainly was complete by March 2(j. E. to Jehovah's praise. Mary EIannan. The opposers' attempt to gain control Il.L from thr! faitllful congrcgnlions ol GorI1s ~ I I ~ I P . ?'his was a little of severe testing. Anilcrson nll of rllosc f o r vicr?.IRcse mrn were duly e l ~ o l e das oITrccrs o f the Socldv. one day in prayrr Jrharah gave me much comfort as I fulfy began to want Ills will. S. F. Xomc r c l u m ~ l .IS ~ h t'~-Ijvcrl. Russell tlzd not actively oppose thelr former Chrlstlnn nssncintcr.presiden: and W. Charles HH. F. F.l~lnnldissirlent group that had seqaraled from the W. L. o I~owev~r. C. W. Rutherfard.a11 Arnbtrr h all the votes for scurctary-treasurer. By Dcccmher 15.cizamcter~zlng hirnqclf ns "unrll~b sront high pricst" until his death. Johnson o~~ganizcd a group wilh hendquartcrs in Philadelphia. F . Van Amburgh. and the opposers were unabla to disru~t:it. wouId afford the dfPssIdents another chance to get control.. However. T h e oppnsillun group form? an *entirely Repara?. H. Rutherford knew that the annual co oratton meeting of January 5..Yearbook Yearbook tioned It.ltcs in stating: "My own sorrow mas *rtLatns 1 rcnIized thnt my own father and dearly fnvctl slcpmatl~cswho had been in IIne for the l ~ e a v e d y p r i ~ rwcre fnllrl~g away.ft.of votes were d. Pennsylvanfa. Brother Rutherford did not summarily d l d s s the former directors from the Christian organi~ation. as Mahel P. many con(:r'cgations of Eible Students WEIT con~poscd of two parties-those loyal to J~lrovah's organitstron an? others u-ho had hecome spirjIunlly drorvsy and had fallen victim to the smooth talk of the opposrrs. J. SuddenIy I began l o npprecialc that his love and justice were f a r greater .ld hrrn foiled cornplctrly.c. TIrey refused. FIMTIE m a y s TO GAIN ~ONIPROL The op osition group that had recent1 left Bethel thought t\ey would be able to emtrol Bible Students* convention held at Boston. Massachusetts. A. their attitude showed that they were not qualified to he directors..421 votes were for J. early in 1928. to be done. 813 congregations sent in their votes and the poll indicated that 10. Rightly Rutherford dismissed them and appofntcd four new board members whose appointment could he confirmed at t h e next general corporation mcctfng.btc. Many efforts were put forth :ant3 many t r a y s sZ~cd until I got my bearings. Ihe referendum vote also showed that all the fail hi'ul tL 83 members of the boarcl of dlrectorfl as reconstituted in July 1817 were prcierred over the rebellious indlvirluals who claimed to bc buard members. P. I!~orcfol. Furlher rllssmslon i . whcn I l l r ! nppoacrs celebrated t h e Memorial o f Christ's c!rnil~? n1. Accordingly. 1917. they would have no opportunity to express themselves a t t h e election.869 of the U. Cnnarla and Europe.However. January 5. In August 1911..aflcr t!ic summer of 1!)17. MacrniFIan.repented o f their artlons and nssocinted with God's people once again. E. TIlc ofitrrs of the Society were then elected from t h duty ~ chossn bonrd menlhers. 1418. W~I(!I'R 111: publl~lledI l ' l ~ oPre~arct T?-tttl~. the scvcn indlvlduals receiving the highest nurnher.

under the press cem sorship regulations. was a marked date for God% people in Canada. 1918. and nothing else. unrighteous men" who were more responsible than any other class on earth for the war then raging and the great troubIe - ." said T h Wc$ch Tower of April 15." By late 1917 and early 1918 The Finished Mystwy was being distributed in increasing numbers. and translation into other languages was lander way. widely advertised public lectures on the same subject were delivered on that very day. How would you Iike to distribute a tract like that? C. like the Jewish rehgious leaders when Jesus was on earth.Yearbook Yearbook than m y own and that if he didn't count them $vor'chy of life. the clergy falsely claimed that certain statements in this book were of a seditious nature.000 edltion." "Eternal. Of course. ~ X S W IM S THE CRPCIIBLE During 1917 to 1919 the Bible Students were also objects of an international conspiracy fomented pard titularly by the clergy of Christendom. (Due to difficulties inside and outsIrlc the organization in 1918. The Saclety's outside prjnters wcre busy on the 850.000. Some of its stones bore such words as "Prot@stantism. evidently had something t o do with Army Intelligence offiwrs seizing the books of thc Treasurer o f the Spciety. The Watch Tower Society was then banned throughout that land. these flgures make it: clear that far less than 4. 20. their numbers dwindled and their activities became inconsequential or ceased entirely. 1919. .961. 21:14. On its back page a peared a graphic cartoon depicting a crumbling wafi." "Doctrine of +the trinity.000 had ceased walking with their former associates in that would follow it. They were out to :'get" the Watch Tower Society and. Within seven months of this publication's initial reIcase it was enjoying unparalleled circulation.-Matt. 20. Entifled "The Fall of Babylon" and with the subtitles "Anaent Babylon a Type--Mystic Babylon the Antitype-Why Christendom Must Now Suffer-the Final Outcome. but. From that moment on I had peace of mind. the fund would be a profitable field for government investigat~on. F o r e x a q l c . referring to the work of the International Bible Students Association. tabloid-size tract The Bible Students. Where the money comes from i s unknown.) At the Memorial celebration on April 13. attendance figures were not gathered that year. It continued: "The authorllies doubtless thoughl: that they would find some evidence t o substantiate the charge that our Society is working in the interest of the German government. 3917. with very pointed references to the clergy. By the end o f 1917 the book also was avaiInble in Swedish and French.' and states: "It was a most bitter cold day." "This. On December 30. But the message I was distributing was surely hot." Not only did those who separated from Jehovah's faithful servants in those days break up into sects. 1917. All the money used by our Society i s contrrbuted by those who are interested in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his kingdom. February 12. has issued warrants forbidding the 94 God's service. the books disclose nothing of the kind. 28:19." Nationwide newspaper publicity about seizure of the Society's books tended to excite suspicion. a legal agency of God's people. Surely they are not fulffIling Jesus' commission to his followers to preach the good news in all the carth and make disciples. Thk: P i d s h ~ d Mystmy. reused their clerical ire. I-Tow many forsook true Christianity during the critical years of 1917 and l918? An incomplete carth.1 Both Cathol!~ and Protestant clergymen falsely represented the Bible S t u d ~ n t sas being rn the employ of the German government. 2.Though incornpleie.Monthly began. Tvedt admits that he 'wilI never forget that particular day. In my belief." With Scriptural foundation the tract show+ that the great majority of the clergy "have been unfarthful. I had a thousand of these papers to distribute under the a artment-house doors and occasionally directly to tngviduals as I would meet them. in most cases.274. they wanted the State to do the work far them. torment theory. but there is a strong suspicion that it emanarcs from German sources. for m y father and mother were no different than someone else's father and mother.?00 copies of a new issue of the four-page." It contained excerpts from the Seventh Volume. I couldn't hold on to them either. B. 95 . (Compare Matthew 27:1. . Angered. was attended by 21. seventh volume o f Shldaes za the Scriptures. 1918." "Apostolic succession" and "Purgatory. stimulated by similar charges from other nominal churchmen. A public press dispatch stated: "The Secretary of State. a partial report gave an attendance o f 17. Doctor Case of the Divinity School of Chicago University published this statement: "Two thousand dollars a week is being spent to spread their doctrine. for I: realized that this was a fiery message and would result in explosive repercussions. disloyal. As part of the tract-distribution campaign. I cannot deny that I preferred to make distribution under the doors. wide report shnws that t h e Memorial of Jesus Christ's death on April 5.mass distribution of 10.

Tribune shed some light on that. 1. F. Stephen's Church. The %a& that some of o u r members have sought to . Woodworth (one of the corn ilers of The Fi~~nshed Mysteryl and several other brotEers. o f Clayton 3. We have no dispos~tlon t o lnrerfere with the draft or the war in any manner. Personally he was not too mterested in it. However. it had also been reported lyingly to the United Stares government that the Sodety's hcadquarters in Brooklyn was a center for transmitting messages to the German rcgime.' also published by this Association at Its ofice in Brook1 n. Never was there a s d h ~ gfnstrument at BethcI. The morning thereafter the Los Angeles Tfibacne printed a full-page report of the lecture. amongst which i s the book pnblshcd by the International Bible Students Associatlon. T. while the instrument itself was carefully paclred away in the Society's Art Room. March 4. It bore the bold heading "Religious Intolerance-Pastor Russell's Followers Persecutcd Because They Tell the People the TruthTreatment of Bible Students Smacks of the 'Dark Ages. Paterson. but a small aerial was erected on the roof of the Bethel home and some younger brothers were glven opportunity to learn how to operate the equipment. Some of them were court-martialed and sentenced to long prison terms. Hence. Manitoba. Excerpts from one of the recent issues of 'The Bible Sludcnts Monthly' were denounced from the pulpit a few wceIts ago by Rev.000 and five years in prison. twc-page tract. It had not been used at all for more than two years when two Army Intelligence men were told about the outfit while in conversation with a member of the Bethel family. On March 14. the international nature of the cons kacy became evident. it was required that all wireless instruments be dismantled. Whcn the United States was about to enter the war. Ru+erford delivered a public Iectuw a t Los Angeles Cabfornia. 'The Bible Students Monthly. Furthermore as outside pressure increased rapidly against the Sbciety. On the following Thursday. dernandln that they explain why they had puflished so mu$ about the lecture. under its fundamental law. Monday. on March 15. New York. the United States Department of Justice termed the distribution of The Finished Mgstery a violation of the Espionage Act. This aroused the indignation o f Ioeal clergymen. Charles G. i s also prohibited circulation in Canada. Eventually tbr public press reported that government agents had seized a wireless apparatus erected and ready for us? at the Bethel home. So it was impossible to transmit a 96 97 message anywhere. 1918. Millions of copies were distributed. Paterson f o r a copy 01 the publication. They were talcen to the roof and shown where it was formerly. There. On February 24. 1918. Not only had it been intimated falsely that the Society was in contact with the German enemy.' " This tract did indeed expose the clergy-inspired persecution of Jehovah's Chyistian witnesses in Germany. all packed away. these men took it because there was no use for it at Bethel. 1918. By consent. the Watch Tower Society released a newspaper-size. The apparatus was a recduer only. entitled STUD^ IN Tam SCRIPTURES-The Finished Mystery." W h y the ban? Tho Winnipeg. A counteroffensive by God's people-that was a nccessity.Yearbook Yearbook possession in Canada of a number of publications. So the aerial was taken down and the poles were sawed up and used for other purposes. saw the arrest at Scranton. RusseIl was gtven a small wirelegs receiver. The ccensor's order i s believed to be the direct result. Opposition and pressure continued to mount against Jehovah's people. J. Afterward Attorney General Johnson sent to Rev. has the power and authority. in saying: "The banned publications arc alleged t o contain seditious and anti-war statements.ps and military prisons because of being denied mlhtary exemption." Mot long after the clergy-Inspired ban in Canada.500. Kingdom N m ~ sN o . But what were the f a c t s ? In 19E C. the Army Intelligence Bureau took possession of the BibIe Students' Los Angeles headquarters. The ministerial association held a meeting on Monday rnornfng and sent its president to the managers of the newspa er. They were falsely charged with conspiracy and were put under bond for an appearance for triaI in May.' generally known as the posthumous publication of Pastor Russell. Pennsylvania. Pastor of St. not a transmitter. In February 1918 the ~ n l t e zStates Army Intelligence Bureau in New York city began investlgating the Watch Tower Society's headquarters. Canada and the United States. Then they were shown the instrument itself. to an audience of 3. 1918. must be exposure of the cler fomented opposition to the Christian work of the Bi%c Students. to declare war and to draft its citizens into military service. more than twenty EIble Students were detained in army can. being a pollticaI and economic institution. $he possession of any prohibited books Iays the possessor open to a flne not exceeding $5. there was not much success in picking up messages. also taking many of the Society's publications. Interestingly. this tract said: "We recognize that the United States Government.

1918.They thcn poured tar and feathers nll uvcr him. L. 61 scars o f age. ma!w arrests. CIaud Wntson wa8 flrst jailed and then deliberately released to n moh rornposed of prcncbhcrs. fil tcrnptcrl to act ns counsel for the defense he also was arbrrstctl. ~nol>swrrt? Ioll(:tl. J. .98 Yearhook take advantage af the protection af the law. Arliunsa. In the intrrrst of liberty and religious freedom. "Aprll 17. t h e undersigned Americans. Though they found thcrnsclves in a crucible of opposition anti persccziilon. haa been used as another means of persecution.c~ticcutlngAttorney sald. The trial judge cnvouragcd mob a c l j ~ ) nfollo~v~ng t h e trial. a Paler publication of the Watch Tower Society said. ITk fnmlly was not atlvised as to whnt 11:id brvn done wlth hlm. L. fllntltcrcd and dl-ovc thrln f r i m town. Duncan was cornp~lIcdto wnllc twenty-six miles to his home and bnrrly recoveretl. F. 3:153 It traced t l ~ cdevelopment or (he antlchrist from its birth to the current tlccrJs ol the Catholic and Protestant clergy. Davis anrl %nnicl Toole were cl~ascdby a mob led by the Mavor nncl a County Judge and subsequently caught and ailftl wltllout a wm'r*ant. (Gen..&read "'The Finished Mystery' ant1 W h y Su pressed. at Khgsvllle Texas. P. Van I-Toesen were jailed. . E. After all thest? years. whipped. T.l h c h was fined $55 and cosrs. S. GrEffln and Mrs.s: "In Septeml~crof 1917 I started to schod and all went well until al. . tarred. W. pnlntrrl and driven from town for permitting Bible sludy in Ills home. 'To hdl with your Blble. object to T h e Fi?zi811ednfvstmy and prrssure the Bible Students to cut certain pages 1247-2533 from that volume. that the peoplc m a y he permitted wJthaut interference or molestation to buy. T. Fern. nt (:rant1 Junction. "A ril 22. T. Sjebenljst remembers well what ha)')pcned to hta lather fn Shathick. Wilson. CrSflln was virtually . Addressed t o UnStd States President Wilson. in part: Yearbook 99 "Aprtl 12. Courage was required to distribute the issues of Khtgdom News then published. but the . Boldly this tract showed how the Devil used such agents in an effort to destroy the remnant of Jesus Christ's anointed followers on carth. The jail wns brolrcn into by a mob that used thr most vile and o ~ s c c n elanguage.uncan. the tract explained why rlercymen opposed Jehovah's servants. 'Whcn G. sell. liogers.unn(n nsylum hy Ihe oriler of n . . as well as their belipf ahhut the true church.e. rnused a negra to whlp hlm and. 1818.ln arid un-Christian. ~ Wl"lt~. hold t h a t any intcrfcrence by the clcrgy wil h inrlependent Riblc study is intolerant. 1918. you r)ugi~tto be h u n ~ .*' this tract showed that the clercy encouraged government apncies tn harass the Sodety. at Medfard. Edward French. 191X. 1918. bearing the headhne ':Two Great Battles R?ying-Fall of Autocracy Certain" and the subtitle Sxlanic Strategy Doomed to Failure!' This issur dealt with the Sccd o f Promise versus the seed of Satan the Dcvll. W r g c M. J. at Walmt Ridge. New# were confiscated temporarily. io whlp him a~mln. Colorada. 8 ~ O I ~ U 13 . April 29. wllen he had partially recovered. at Shawnee. Jehovah's servants maintained faithfulness to God and continued dohg their Christian work. business men and a h:w otllers tkiat knoclced him down. K i n s d m News No.after Ihrrrilminl: klnrl nhusc. 3 was released. W. L. 6. ruhhlny: the tar lnro his hair and seal .blrnded and tlictl. Oldahoma. Maynard was striplped. F. I. at Tecumseh. wants as clergy-laity oppos~tion increased. 1018. Tull were jailed. Givlng a parlid re ort of the unbelievable ersecutions experienced gy the Bible Students. distrlbutlny: Prolustnnt E l f erature. A t tirnes supplles of Kr?tgdm~~. "Mnrch 17. un-Americ. a merting I'or Blhl~!sturlp was brolcen up by a mob cornpos~tlo f the Tulnyor.o~~tMarch when all schootchllrlren were raquircrl i o buy a nod Crass pin. a Mr. B 3 C R o m sa # A m t i e s were committed against Jehavah's ser.. T a l i a f e ~ o Was mobbed nnd chased out d town for preaching thc gospcl and George R. . 1918. offense. D. Davis was forced out of h s lob. During the trlq the Pt. you o u ~ h to t he in hell with your back broken. and it clarifinl tllt!!r stand on war." On May 1. . lcndi~ignewspaper men and other proinincnt bu~incssmm. st Wynnewood. Under the subheadinF: "Clergymen Tahe a &and. X took the note home . from thr? assault a few months later. Oregon. Glass. have and r e ~ d this slid t o Bible study. it rrnd: "'\t'c." Kingdmn News NO. we solemnly protest against the suppression of The Finished f i f ~ j s t m ynntl . H. It5 strking hearlline. and that any attempt t o comhinc Church and State is radically wrong.2 appeared on April 15. was srixepnnd inearccratcd thirteen months In nn in. E. Also. Okra- ! . of Oklahoma City. A petition mas circulated in connection with dlsM* but~on of this Kingdom Nmrs. Grleln and J. Brown. just six weeks after the flrst Kingdom News.Turl~. charlei Frankc. 1918. petition the Government to rcmove all mstrictlcms ns to its U s e . Oklahoma. "April 22. S o n ~ eBible Students were arrested. Jn Ma 1918. Oklahoma. N.

The committee callcd on the Department of . "Shortly after jnh this dad was ickdd up ngaln and hold another three days. or the coal bin. In fact.is ~lovas. Thc tar nnd fcnlhcrs were imhcrldcd in Elis flesh. . becnusc of reli~iousbclicfs. N o pin was bought! in a chicken coo camouflaged with Rhode Island ~ e hens d and iolkge. In other instnnres. The Sclcctivc J3rnfl Act was ~nsnorlI)y the United States Congress on Junta 15. hhoul: mir[nl~Iiithrce rncn aimltlxtcd n jiill ' h w a l ~ l r ~Thhy . JZ 'I.~ve. s ~ l f l nforth ~ the reason.res passed lhat worlc Injury to Gotlk people. Then IIrcy app1lt:rl 310t tar nntl f~atIlcl. n friend of his found him and l~rc~lrght311rn I ~ n ~ n rI.Yearbook Yearbook at noon. and the draft Iloard w f l pass on your application. In 1917. so tllcy ~iscrl~ooscgrmar to Ileal LID the wounds and ~rarlur~lly thtr I n r nimc off. . many clergymen held a confc:raenceat Philadelphia. hlemselves "cautious as ser ents and gel innocsnt . 'L'hcn Zle jntcndcd to Iread north ant? Irnmo.. ni fllncs Blhlc study alds were hidden in various l~larcs-pri-haps In nir atlic.cs surcrt:d In hnvinl: cler. My bmthrtr John had been born only n fcw d n y ~I)cfo~~r! ull of tMs happened." ' r n r n G I .. ' ' ~ ~ . he ca~ricdIlltxit? srars l o 131c ~:r. Dad was at work and mom could on1 read German at that time. nnd Grandma Sichenlist fainted when s l ~ csnw him.?&:20) Jehovith's servants always oh!y all the laws of Zhc nations that are not out of harmony with thc laws of God. when tl~ert!is n conflict between the demands of m e w mpn and the lnws of Gocl.' 1 never dirl rnorr. under floor boards or In eut-nrture. ChrisCenturies ago the tians take lhc apostolic osltion nnd "obey God as ruler rather than men. to rvlt: % you cannot conscientiuusly cnpngr In war.W. brothers m u i d mmc at rnidnlgqit in r truck to bring the lltcrature and we would hide the cnrluns of bonlts 101 neared the hiding gite.he souhea:. asklng Jud e Rutherford what course lhcy shollld purruv. They there a ointed a committee to visit thc notion's cnplfal. u under nll UP tho strain very well.rovldcd for the conscri tion ol rnnnpowcr hut n l ~ ofor c~xcmptlon of men w l o . Many young men throughout the country wrote to the Watch Tower Society.C. . Scction 3 o f the Selectjve Draft Act rnnjrcs pn. D. But. could not engage in war. TICOURLW BY DEuREE'' snlrnlst a ~ k e d :"Will the terone ou while r t i s causing a d v e r s l t i ~ ~ ge nlllcd with framing trouble hy rlccrce?" (Ps.v!slon for you to file a plication for exern tion You should re~ister and fife your application ckrm tlon. the Rwds held their hmuth wicn they 100 "It was shortly after this that Ihc omdalis picked up dnd at work and i r L d l o makc him stand on t l ~ c book Tks Fiaislwd Myststery and saluIe ~ I I P 1113 rjpllt on Main Street in Shaltuelc. R S the olice a p prosebed. gic-en to young mest tvho r~qucstrtCIt. Iir ~n:inagcdlto fct r i p and walk aud crawl around to1v11 taw\rd .. However.Justice. He wns i n f ~ .111 a sack nvcr dad's hear1 nnd mnt-rhrd hIrn to l l i o wcst wlqc of town l~arpfootcd.?'his wns ~.I l r ~ elhcv stt'ipl)(~c'aI~im l o IIIP ~rnis! :!nd whipped him with a'brrgpy nrltlp that 11:1ct n wtrt! a t the tip. His release this tlmc was tinothrr story. Reusch writes: "At the home of the Re2d family."' . Brother D.11 Recalling an Incident that occurred In those days.l In grt lilm ever to I:11lc about it. Brother ~ o i v y e t t . and insist on a revlslon of the Selective Draft Act and the Espionage Act. Yet. This t h e Ile was fed very littlc. . Brother C.t. Pennsylvnnia. a piIplm brotlrer." ?Acts 5:291 Somelimes good laws are misapplied In an crort l o stop their work. nvvcr saw him that njgllt. Hr kter said r e gardlng this: "I was rlslrecl Zly mRny youn men in the country as + o whnl murae I hey should t&e in this regard. never losing slglit Jc~hr~~~nh'a prateclfvc power. as might be expected. "Gmndma and Aunt Kalic. ." Back in the World War I cra a defltiite conspiracy against Jehovah's scrvnnta CRme to Hgllt. 1 a2wa s inslstcd that evezy citizen ~llouldohcy thr! law of 1 le land as long as that Iaw was trot in contltcl witti God's law. but t ~ c ! rrcclgnlzed their vrjiczs and lmew who his assnilanis w\vcLr4~ IIc n w w told tBc?m. .' 1. tlinn lo advise f h ~ m10 take advantage of the act of Congress.. Miller telh us this: "As our home was the local Bible Student head uarters at this tlrn~. especially with a tiny 1snl)y I I I t h r b hozrsr.aughterrnii~ tttirl TLIIL of sanftl~drs. In furtherance of it. ~as~~?ngt'nnton. the books were $tared out of sight outdoors at the Tear of the house and. However. D.leaving I:tm for dead. In every 1nst~nc. Just then a huge drift of snow fell from the roof. mom hd(J.s. It tvas Ii:u.'' (Matt. but it wits n trri~lhlrshoclc l o mom.cmy nrlvice was to !Iris effect. ''OAlJTIOUS AS SERPENTR" The banning of The Finisltecl M ~ / s t s rand ~ certain otller Christian publications l a ~ ~ Jehovah"~ d servants in difficult circumstances. llowevor. Dad never saw thefr fntrs. was visiting ihc 'uln~s*and hc 100k cart! of the matter. 1Io1~~(~vrr. 1!114. dnd'a half sister. cornplctely covering that area. 10:16) ~ccor&gly. lhcy !lad C o d liven rvorlt to do and thcy carrird on wit11 i ~ pPOvinR . begun nursln~him back to life. it. At the Instance of the hh r .

260 dnys. J.8 . according to Rutherford. 'so that people may be permitted. "One of the most dangerous examples of this sort of propaganda is the book called 'The Finished Mystery. with death as the punishment. Do what you ronsider to he your duty and w h ~ l~ Z I right in the sIght of Almighty God. because Wilson prevented it. prints a petition demanding that: restrictions on 'The Finished Mysiery' and similar works should be removed. had been sent to Camp Upton on Long Island. This camp was supervised by General James Franklin Bell. Van Arnbur~hvisited Gencrnl BrlI at Camp Upton. This amendment exempted horn the Bct. in part: "The opinion d the Military Intelligence Branch is entirdy adverse to the amendment to the espiona e law to the effect that section 3. "The Kingdom News.Yearbook Yearbook clergymen. . in the presence of his aide-de-camp and Van Amburgh. you will know where to Rnd me.Bible Studentap Association pretends to the most religious motives. Rutherford refused. John Lord O'Brian. Eell. have. Ilve "two @tnessesV declared thw mournful message for the nations for 1. who reported: "Before him on his desk lay a package of apers. and we ctre go%wg t o do dt!' To that statement 1 replied: General. but we know how to get you. General Bcll "showcd considerabIe heat. Rev. to March 26/27. directing his speech to me.' " DEATEU3LOW PO% "TWO WITNESSES'' After early October 1914. Then the Devil's beastly political system warred against (:ad's 'ltwo wjtnesses. . leaving motives to the mercy of the judges of to the perspective of historians. told Rutherford of the Philadelphia conference of clergymen. E." As a consequence of these efforts by the Department of Justice. and ihe tmrd yustifiable' is too elastic for practical use. or three and a half years (October 4/5. A provision hnotwl as the 'Trance Amendment" was introduced at the time that Congress undertook the amending of the Es ionage Law. 1918. whether across the sea or elsewhere.' The passage of this amendment would reopen our camps to this poisonous inff uence. resulting in the introduction of a bill to have all .cases against the Espionage Law tried before a mrhtary court. 16:14-16)These fiyra. Rutherford and W. It stated. (Luke 21:24. New York. a member of the department. Resdts. F. 6053). h few dnys Inter. shall not ap& to those who ulter. without interference or molestation. . wlth good motives and for justifiable ends. therefore the law and its executors should be concerned xvith procuring desirable and preventing dangerous results. sell. Rutherford at his office and sought t o induce him to instruct these men to take whatever service RelI might assign them. The only effect 01 It i s to lead soldiers to discredit our cause and to inspire a feeling at home of resistance t o the draft. yet we have found that its headquarters have long been reported as the resort of German agents. Christ's anointed fol~owers proclaimed that the Gentrle Tunes had ended and that the nations were approaching their destruction at Armageddon.an academic debate on insoluble riddles as to what rs true. without the "France Amendment." This Ictlcr did not satisfy Bell at all. of Brooklyn. "Experience teaches that such an amendment would to a large degree nullify the vaIue of the law and turn every trial. 'The International." eventually 'killing' them as . F.' a work written in extrcrndy religious language and distributed in enormous numbers. Senator Overman had a memorandum from the Attorney General put in the Culzgrcssional Record (May 4. "W'H KNOW HOW !W GET POW.provision any person who uttered "what i s kuc. However. and with his index finger he tapped thege an#. 1918). pages 6052. on May 4. 1914. to buy. 1918. 1918. into. with good motives and for juatifiablc ends. the bill did not pass. the amended Espionage Act was approved on May 16. was selected to repare an amendment 50 the Espionage Law and %ave It introduced in the United States Senate.. He mentioned their selection of John Lord O'Brian to present matters to the Senate. However. count in war. . Title I. some young men associated with the Bible Students were called f o r military s@rvSlCe and. Ile vislTed 5. which said. This amendment rovided that all oflenses committed in violation of t&e Espionage Law should he tried by a military court and that the death penalty should be inMcled upon those held guilty.+' 102 . 'The passage o f this amendment wodd greatTy weaken American efficiency and help none but the enemy. not motives. The general insisted and Anall$ Rutherford wrote a lettel. WE ARE aOIhTG TO I30 IT!" Around this time. in essence: Each one of you must decide for hirnseu whether he wishes to engage in active rniIitary service or not. as conscientious objectors. 'wksft is true. and read thIs aid to Bible study. H u m a n motlves are toa complicated to be discussed. mth real feel~ngsard: 'That bill did not pass.

F. letters. helps us to sense the atmosphere. Macmillan. What about public sentiment? It favored anything that would further the war effort. All of them were met with an mdiclrnent previously returned by the Grand J u q . United bates District Sudge H a r I a ~ dE." Macmillan also stated: "But we were not left long in the dark. May 8. he could be sent to t l ~ epen~tentiary. 11:3-7. R. and M a y 6. Eventually all were in custody. Judge Garvin presiding. 1917. and It was fulfilled. in the United States District Court lor the Eastern District of NFW York.?he United States when the United States i v a s at war. F. They were released on bail and appeared in court on M a y 15. 'I'nq going lo glvt! I hcsc! defcnrlants all that is cwrnlng l o thr111." Macrnillan said that the indictment as originally returned chargea that the defendants had entered into a conspiracy sometime between April 6. 1918. f o r he later wrote: "Durin5 the trial the government safd that if a person st00 on the street corner and repeated the Lord's prayer with the intent of discouraging men @om joining the army. They I bought they could tell what another person was thhk- . Out. Van Amburgh. the government lmew that he '%ad special prejudice in favor of the prosecution of the law and against the defendants charged with violating it. et cctera. based on a dafm that the Xodety's officers fi bed 105 hearings. According to A. A court trial of Bible Students on a sedition charge thus attracted great attention. Macmillan. 1917. TI^ WAETI TOJVER. 1918. SCENES JN T H E COURTROOM The United States was at war. Why not step inside and witness the proceedings. political. Rut sent $500 t o the mana er of the Swiss branch of the Society at Zurich. A. and yet. 4 ) Tlie offense o f unlawfully. an!. through and by personal soHcitations. those of this group who wcre at Rroohlyn Bethel were laced under arrest. "(2. feloniously.The trial was set for June 3. and wiliully obstructing the recruiting and cnllstment service of . FJsher (the two compilers o f The Finished Musterul. charging them with "(I. Martin and Giovnnni DeCecca. 3) The offense of unlawfulIy. J. A. public s eeches. the United States District C o w for the Eastern District of New York ~ssueda warrant for the arrest of certain rincipal servants of the Watch Tower Society. one of the defendants. ~ a &brother arrzugned was held over on bail of $2. Van Amburgh. and he indicated. On the very next day. under the guise o f Patriotism the civil governments of earth demand of eace-loving men the sacrifice of themselves and their ones and the butchery of their fellows. disloyalty and refusaI of duty in the military and naval forces of the United States of America. PI. although the defendants were unaware of Howe's views. piling up a veritable mountain of testimony. 1918. I I was now 100 late for our attornrys 10 IEIc nn nnld:rviL prcjudlce on the part uf I lib judge.500 for each of the indictments. 1918. t h e defendants filed affidavits showing why they felt Jud e Garvin was biased against them. distribution and public* circulation throughout United States of Americv of a certain book called Valurne S e ~ e n ~ C ~ ~ ~ ~STUDTES-The rnmn Finished Mystrry'. H o w e was brought in to preside at th% trial. Claylon J. Secretary-Treasurer W. The brothers pleaded "not guilty" to both mdlctments and considered themselves completely innocent of all the charges. Inside the courtroom the fiileen-day trial wort? on. Brothers Rutherford. H. Invoged were President J. Macmillan. feloniously and wilfully causing and attempting to cause insubordination. 1918. 1918. It read: "Nowhere t\e New Testament is Patriotism la narrow-minded hatred of other peoples) encouraged. the Indictment was based on one paraa h in The Finished M y s ' t e r ~ .Y-Inwcrvcr. hail it as a duty demanded by the laws of heaven. to the great relief of their religious. Rutherford. In time. Owing t o the feeling manifested in preliminary 104 how? On May 7. H.'KTNCDOU NEWS' and other pn~nphlolsnot named. Woodworth and George H. in. Robison (a member of the Watch Tower editorial comrnittce). and May 6. 13:l) That was the prophecy. E. Upon motion the government specified that the date of the alleged offense was between June 15. Macmillan and Martin faced a second indictment of txading with the enemy. when the United States declared war. military and judicial foes.Yearbook Yearbook far as their tormenting work of prophesying "in sackcloth" was concerned.So you can aeo how easy it was for them to Interprei Intent. side the courtroom bands played and soldiers marched around nearby Brooklyn Borough Hall. W. saortly thereafter they were arraigned in Federal Court. From the Arst conference of the aitorneys in the judge's chambers before the trial 11ry:nn 111s onfmosity was manifested. (Rev. Principally. and distributing and publlcly ckculatin tl~rouchoutthe UniIcd Stales eertam articles presentej fn pamphleis calletll 'B~ELESST~JDENTS MONTHLY. Everywhere and always murder in its every form is forbidden.

Here tho &anscript of Record reads: "Q. hence. insisting that our rnotlve was irrelevant and that intent should be Snferred from our acts.m. Woodworth and George HH. MY. that the letters written were to those whom we knew to be dedicated Christians who were entitled under %e law to advlce. 1918. that we did not solicit members and never advised or encouraged anyone to resist the draft. E v ~ nthen they could not prove that it was m y signature. a former officer of Ure Society was w o r n in. Certain religious leaders of Christendom and their polilical <allies were determined to gef: us. wth consent of Judge Kowe.' as one of the jurors aflenvards stated to us. after t h e lengthy trial." Sentencing took ace on June 21. It was all t o no avail. if in your opinion that is a mimeograph enpy of hi$ signature? A. recognize it as such. and so they acted against us on that balsis even though we testified that we never at any time conspired to do anything whatsoever to affect the draft and never enmuraged anyone to resist it.tr1i Tower Society. beloved. but I think It i s his signature. F. The courtroom was full." Concerning the defense presented by those on trial. that we never had any intention o f interfering in any manner with the war. that we were not opposed to the nation gorng to war but as dedicated Christians could not engage in mostai combat. and ask you to look at the two slgnahrres or purported signatures. at 9:40 p. t h e case went to the jury.Scriptures. T. the awaited day of decision arrived. Fisher to write and submit manuscript f o r consideration without any promise made concerning publication. of MacMillan and ValnJ Amburgh. Rutherford Iater recalled: "The jury hesitated a long while before rendering a verdicl. Russell in his l i f e t h e wrote and published six volumes. nor did we have any thought of 80 doing. and ask you first as to Van Amburgh. The prosecution." FjnalIy. that our work was wholly religious and not at all political.m. at about 5:00 p. Angrily he said: T h e reIigious propaganda in which these men are engaged is more harmful than a division of German soldiers. and that I signed a statement of fact that was read by Brother Rutherford at a board meeting. the purpose of which could not be determined. Finally Judge EIowe sent ward in to them that they must bring in a verdict of 'GuiIty. Stud&s 4?t th-8 .. Re'lI ktxp lhlnga aamg If you don't get hl~?lwith the others. where he talked in low tones t o some of those who hpd led the opposition within the Sacfety* They said.Yearbook h g . 1 was found guilty solely on the basis that 1 countersigned a checlr. I. We warn you. that shortly after hls aeath the executive committee of the Society authorized C. No wontlcr llutherford later warncd brothers left in charge at Bethel: "We are advised that seven who opposed the Society and its work during the past year altended upon the blal and lent aid to our prosecutors. Then :ame the sentence by Judge Howe. 1 hand you Exhibit 31 . When as& if they had anything to say. They have not only called in question the law oficers of the Government and the army intellfgence bureau but have denounced all the ministers of a11 the churches. Thefr punishment ehould be severe.justice of this helped us later in our appeal" At one point. a g m d or conspired to do anything whatsoever to affect the draft or interfere with the Government In the prosecution of the war. In essence we showed that the Society is wholly a rcllginus organization.. The in. Don't let that fellow IMncmllIan] go.for identiflcatlon. J. Brother Macmlllan later wrote: "After the Government had completed its case we presented our defense. against the subtle efforts o f some of them to fawn upon you now in an attempt to get hold of the Society. it was impossible for any such conspiracy as charged to have been entered into to violate the law." But not eve hM saia and done at that trlal was open snd abov%arf Maanillan later reported: "Some of our people who were attending the trial later told me that one of the attorneys for the Government had gone out into the hallway.'" ltcmcmhrr ihnt at ihls time ambitlous men had been trying t o get control of the Wat. 31 107 "We testifid that we never at any time combined. that on his deathbed he stated that some one else would write the seventh volume. t h a t the members accept a9 their principles of belief the holy Bible as expounded by Charlca T. the defendants did not respond. Russell. he's the worst of the bunch. MacMitlan's? A. MacMillan's is not so recognizable. "Q. a~med for conviction." After some four and a half houys of deliberation. and as early as 1806 remised the seventh volume which would treat Ezehel and Revelation. I think it is. dune 20. that C. After looking at an exhibit bearin signatures." . that the manuscript on Revelation was corn leted before the the manuscript United States got into the war and of the entire book (except a chapter on the Temple) was in the hands of t h e printer before the enactment of the Espionage Law. the jury returned with their verdict-"Guilty. Mr. 3. he said he reco nized one as that of%!y Van Amburgh.

were sentenced to 20 years in the ~ A n t npenitentiary yesterday. The whole company made the old buiIding ring with the strains of "lessed Re the Tie That Binds. United Slates Independence Day. Rutherford and his asm sucfnlrs and observes: "An analysis of the whole case leads to the conclusiun Zhtll the churchcs and thc clergy were orfginaIly behind the movement to stamp out the Russcllites. their way by tram t o the Atlanta. on the fourth of duly. who was prcsent as an observer. and they will send gifts to me another.' Witat the comblned efforts of the churches had failed to do the overnment now soemcd to have succeeded in accompli&ing for themthe crushing of thcsc 'prophets of Baal' forever.C. F. Clayton J." according to A." . Kowlett in Bethel that night and about ten o'clock word came that they ha$ been convicted. the New York Tribune of June 22. but he ultimately received forty years. penitentiary. rejoiced over the event.E. "1 went and suffered through it a11 with the brothers as they were subjected to this unfair ordeal. by Judge Howe. in that they congratulated one another for the part they played in gaining a victory aver their tormentors. or ten years on each of the same four counts. Georgia. 10s 109 1WES REJOIUE The incarceration of thcse Christian witnesses of Jehovah was a figurative deathblow. I have been unable t o discover any ivords of sympathy in any of the prthodox religious journals.' said Mr. twice the brothers tried to obtain bail but were thwarted. it was demonstrated later that the trial contained over 125 errors. Ray H. ." !That unpleasant week-long stay was foIZowed by another weelr spent in the Long Island City prison. Seven of the defendants were sentenced to eighty years in the penitentiary (twenty years each on four counts. Gcorgla. "When the news of the twenty-year sentences reached the editors of the religious press. The sentence for Giovanni DeCecca was delayed. and Iook forward to the Great Day that is to come!" While their case was on appeal. In the meantime. to run concurrently). In fact.Yearbook Yearboolc It was." comments James Gwjn Zra. much to the delight and relief of their enemies. I ~ t a y e dwith Broger M. first by Judge Howe and later by Judge Martin T. Abrams considcrcd the trjnl of J. "the dirtieseat hole I ever got into. 'There can be no question. Rutherford on his way from the court to the jail. they first were held in Broolrlyn's Raymond Street jail. . Only a few of these were needed by the A pellate Court eventually t o condemn the whole procefure as unfair. great an8 small. the unjustly condemned men were sent o n . 'Some day the world will know what all this means. 'This is the happiest day of my life. military and political foes of the "two wilnesses" did "send gifts" to one another. ractically every one of these publications. But ciurlng this entire period of dlElculty. Finally.' One of thc strangest demonstrations that the Marshal's Ofice in the Brooklyn Federal Court has ever seen. concluded Upton Sinclair.' 'It is all God's will. Despite their unjust convictions and the severe sentences they had received. In 111s hook Prsaclwr* Present Arms. not one issue of The Watch Tower failed t e zppear in print. because these two prophets torme~ltedthose dwelling on the eartlt" Religious. The trial had lasted for fifteen days. let us be thankful for the grace of God that has sustained us through our trials. . 1918 reported: "Joseph F. The defendants were to serve their sentences at the United States penitentiary in Atlanta. that 'the persecution .' convicted of violation o f the Es ionage Act.' they told each other with faces almost radiant. Brother Rutherford and his associates wew undaunted. OHTBnSM D E S P m 'BABYLO'NISII CAP!LTVFJT' From 607 to 537 l3. Woodworth jocularly called it the "Hotel de Raymolldie. Yo serve earthly punishment for the sake of one's religious belief is onc of the greatest prhileges a man co~tldhave. He continues: "I can still see the judge refusing p o t h e r Rutherford an opportunity to make a defense. They were sentenced the next day. Fulfilled were the words of Revelation 11:10: <'And those dweIling on the earth rejoice over them and enjoy themselves. sprang in part from the fact that they had won t h e hatred of "orthodox" religious bodies. A. was held by the families and intimate friends of the convicled men soon after the prisoners had been taken to the Grand Jury room. Meanwhile. & Macrnillan. Testimony recorded had been voluminous and the proceedings often unfair. Interestingly. Comparably dedicated worshipers of Jehovah anointed with his holy spirit were brought into a Babylonish captivit and exiled during the World War I period of 1914-I&!% Especially were the depths of their captive state felt when the eight faithful brothers from the Society's headquarters were incarcerated in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. Georgia. the Jews languished as captives in ancient Babylon. . Manton. judicial. Rutherford and six of the other 'Russellites. The Bible doesn't o in this court' was his comment.

. everyone who wishes to m a y Li.ttes. and I assum you ji Is interesting to mr! Drother Van Arnburgh a t a seidng nlachln~. Rutherford and his seven associates found tI~ernselvesin the fcdcral penitentiary at Atlanta. But sornethinc inlcrferrd-the armistice.7. I will briefly tell you a few thfngs ahout life Iliercr. Brother Woodworth and I malcc buttonholes and sew buttons on shirts ntlrl prison suits.ws. I-lflrrlshurg n r Fitisburgh. all. 191S. ~ v e n l l l n $ y thr Tabernacle was sold lor $16. the attitudes displnyctl by faithful Gihle Students were exemplary. They rverc o llmistlc and c o ~ l l l d ~ that n t Jehovah would give his paop% tilo L l C t O N ulllrnalely. .othcrsat hr:ldquarters were harassed loo much hy the polfrr. "hll the brethren worlc toacther in the tailor shop. they r v ~ r l ! in n crucible of hardship and perscmttlon. A fina picture of the situation was nblnincd. coat together. o r rather help rnaltc.000 for the Tabernacle were sur:gcscrd. Pennsylvania.110 Yearboo& Yearbook An appointed editorial committee kept the ournal in clrmlation. A letter w r i t t ~ nby A. "I can see that though the Bible Students were stunned because of the broll1- d 07 k- ill ers' havin been hpdaon&. six to sevcn. 1918. Mnnkrta :inrl ~>illr. R. About one hrrndrecl mpn In ~ l work l In this dcpartmcnt. w r w niadc except the transfer of cash. S. but. Pcnnaylvnnlx corporation. J .aired.rotl~crrs were waitIna lor several hours for a through Irain to AtInnln. had begun the transfer of the Society's headquarters from BroolcTyn.accorrling l o R. N. Patrioffsrn ran lugh and many Irn111~l1pcfyvicwcd debovah's Christian rvitnrsscs as traitill's. I really Illlnlc he spends most of his time trying to (tirend i t nccdlc. Gmrgln. in part: "No doubt you would lifrc a word as to our condition in prison. despite the ha ~ h l p s encountwed at that time. . Later. From the flaw I work. Brotl~erRutlicrford almost gave up Jiope of ever learning how to put a. Su1l I v ~ nremarked: 'Tt was my privilege la visit nrooklyn ISnll~elin the late summer of 1018 durin I h c hroilicrs' Incm. Ihe reverse was true. . I3mtlirr T. however.two shcc:ts. Tlicrc Brother Rutherford said that if lllr h~.onlinued to display faith in God. The sale npvcr wns Sully accomplished. r3nrbrr's recollection.l: Inhle an Monday morning when the brollsrs scrrt out on wcelccnd appointments gave their rrporia. New York. Then for an hour. Brother Rutherford was rrnnsfcrrctt t o u place where he was morc 'at home1-the 1fbmry. w:iillng for . t hnsr Ihcn in char e of Lile Society did encounter many prohlcrns. there were shortages nT [)nptar and coal. Fisher. a inMe tlnd plcnty ol' ulcnn tr~welsanrl soap. Wart in nnrt Rut l-ierford make. 'The first thing we do after reaching our celk after supper i s to read U1e af trrnoon papers. I I ~ n c e . Truc.r3el*ntion." comments Haze3 Erickson. . one morning after the trlal 01 Brother Rutbrbrford and 1Eis assixi. Robison. A i s nhorlt 10 x 6 x 7 has lwn hr*rlhs with straw l~cks. 1.ting. Sargent reads. ta Pittsburgh.In Incl. God's holy spirit was upon them. [A guard dealt so unreasonably with him (hat soincx other prisoners took the jacltct rind cornptcled it. ~ R c ywere just n bit more mul~ous. Macmillan on August 30. Tn Brooklyn Ihere rvas great animosity n ~ a i n s t1 1 Sorlcty.perhaps: Sister H. Furthermore. Brothers Van Arnburgh. 1 c*n~tme all thc bwtIrl*en. sewing s m m s t h a t juin the eastern and wesicrn portions of n pair of inusers together. F. cnaldes us to look behind those prison walls.1. wrll riirrtl nnd lighted. In cvery cnse 1t1e hr~tlierswere canfidcnt.Jehovah l o dit4crt thrir activities furlhcr.. Il~t?yshould sell Bethel and tlic Brrlolrly~lTa be~~nnrlr! and move either to Philadelpllia. Rrnltler W o ~ w f l r i hand X 'cell tokthrr. rvhcre IRe I. d h e n I: look at him hc secrns to be husy.two chairs. ~ and I t nppcared irnpassihle to con1 inur! opcsnl ions thcrc.' Our r t k 1 E Is \?PI rlrtin. Prices of $GO.the executive committee that rl-:rs in char^^ a t hcndquarters consulted with otl~cr hrolticrs and it lvns dccidrd Zhnt it was best to scll Ihc BrooIcI 11 7l'at. ncrt%sary Arrange mcnts for the sale of Bethel to the Eovwnmenl.l . This room b a well.rcnl<ln!. . August 26. . A copy sttbmitted by MeMn P. Tlnw rlid matters turn out? Wrll. 1-1. Yet. since the Watch Totvcr Soclrl'y was H. I mas privileged t o bc nt the I. We also have a cabinct in which lo keep our Inilel ~rticlea. Eventually. surely the Divine One would savr them from their pcrsccutors ~ n dgrant them rlclivcranr-c! from Ihclr state of Babylonish captivity'! !WE MON?ICHB IN PRISON By mid-1918 3.000. If only thcy auld cndure. prison conts anti pants. they never stopped witnesstng. Barher rccclvcd n t~:t11 from liuthcrford askin him to come to the 13ennsyl~rnniaStadan. . 1.ly.oOO for Bethel and $29. For stanrc." Jehovah's C%lstlan wllncssrs r. well-lighted room 60 x 40 Ifeetl. Dixon rrcnllerl tlrat "the Iaith af the hiends remahed strun onti ihc meetings were held regularly. "As 1 look back." Interc:. Rrother Barber and some others r u s h ~ dto llle stalion. I don't think he has Iinist~cd one yct although he has been at work about three W ~ P I T S . The brothers in chrtrgc I hc work nt I!rtl~el were in no wise fearful or downl~esl-tcd.ernacle and io close thc Bethel Romp.

Gcrrnans.. nut. For cxnm le. Interest increased until nlnrty pcrsons were in ait~ndancc. I am glad for this reason that 1 was scnt to the penitentiary. The different classes of men gather if? little groyps-anarchists. moonshinr~rs. On Saturday afternoon all the Inmates go out into the yard. bank cashiers. However. 'let me tell you somethin^: perhn s you helvcn't Ihaught of. druggists.n00(11y number). on# I had to get behind prison bars In nrdrr to hrnr the truth. For fifty-scven years 1 have aslced qucs.' "'Arm't you I n t c r ~ ~ t r tIn l whnt's goln on? Don't ou Imow it'n thc clretion o l olllcrrs turlay! You might re Jp~orcilnnrl droppctl and wc'll stay ere forever.. and many of the Inrnalcs shed tears o f joy over the hope of liberty to conlc for mankind under Kingdom rule. they hoping to get thplr man In nflice.Yearbook Yearbook play on any musical instrument he may have. 1-1. "Ruthprford just looked thoughtful and walked away. J. lawyers. 1918. 'Mac.s work. pro. A. and. The transforming power of EQCI'B truth had a profound effect on some of the inmates. Rutherford lralimrP that at thk corporation meeting opposers wt lht n I he organization would try to have him nnrl thr other sfllcers of thc Society re~ Y a w dIby men of lhcir chofw. Now with us werningly out of commission the matter's different. that Brother Woodworth caIIs 'Dante's Jnferno! \v@ play dominoes. T l ~ c other brethren walk around tallring.5. and World War I cnmc tn 12s end. tensions were high. I want to talk to you. TRc prison hand plays scvtwl selections during the afternoon!' T h e eight incarcerated Eible Students had o portunities to preach the goad news of God's hlngfarn t o other inmates. leased from t h e Atlanta pmitentiary. T h e next day we do the same thing. During thia. acrnrrllng to Macmlllan. etc. Janttnry 1. in which the men take a dccp intcresl. All rlsoners were rcqulrcd to attend ~ h a p ~service l on unday marnfng and those so dcsiring could remain for Sunday school thereafter. 1 usually spend the afternoon playing trnnis. F. the Bible Students left in prison a small group that remained faithful.' I aald. etc. tions of the ministers. Every question 1 asked thcsc men l l h e irnprisoned Bible Students] has been ilnswercd l o my sat isfactbn." A letter from Brother Rutherford was read to the amllenc~. 2' 113 to hnve as prcaidmt.m.. we would come in there nnd would br ~cccptcclto tnkc Bmther Russell's place with the sanle honor hr rec~ived. That Saturday. T h i s is the first t l m ~slnec !he Sorlciy was Incorporated that it can bccomc clcarly cvitltant whom Jchovah God would hke 112 burglars. and so on until Saturday.. There Is a hrseball game which 1s well played. Rutherford spoke to those assembled for about forty-fiveminutes. F.In It hc sent love and greetings to all and wnrned against Satan's chlef weapons of pride. one rernarkeri: "I a m seventy-two years of agc. These they remained while their fellow helzvers held a convention in 1 1 ' ttshurgh. This asscmhly was combined with t h e very significant annual rnct. as t h a t is the only tlling that I can play except the ten-stringed harp.It might look then like mnn'. if IVC got mtf: In tlmr to go up to that assembly la that husiness m ~ c t l n g . Some of the omcers evcn drew near to listen.' "'Whnt do you want to tnlk t o me about?' " "I want to tnlk to you about what's going on at P l t t hury:hmt ~ " 'I'd lfke to play tilts tournamwt out here. What: a variety! 1 think that they play at every kind that js made except the Jew's harp. recalls Mary Hnnnnn. Rut the eight Bible student^ were still In rlson." The Spanish influenza then was raging and thb brought the Sunda school classes to an end." T h n t wns an eventful day at Pittsburgh. not God's. In time other inmates joined them and the hrothrrbe took turns teachlng the class. W e ohsellred that some of the opgosltlnn were present. 1919. Some offcers were present. Zrnln rohbrrf. Pmnsy hanln. all the groups they had instructed were united and J. 1919. %en the hour . rlortors. hlsornll~nnwas playing out at thc prison tcnnIa court. January 2. Shnrzulnga clcaire to submit to Jehovah's . and 1 am thinking of getting me one of those. etc. " 'I3rolhcr nuthsrrord.. Counterfeiters.%. socizlists. Ihlcr is what took place: "'Rutherford snld. at 1 O : O O p. just before txi eight Bible Students w m ro. Rutl~crford npproachetl: him. After this we read the Datms or B b l c until Scdtime. When frecd. ambltlon ant1 fear. January . EXPltEBSIONB OF GONFmENCE T l ~ sarmlaricc was sfgmed on Novembr 11.nrrived for the huslney mecttng.llng of t h IVatch ~ Towrr Rible and Tract Society on Snturrlay. when the lights go out. ministers (of whom there are n .' " 'Whftt do ynu lnrnn by that?' '' 'I mean fhnt Erothpr nusscll had a controlring vote and he nppointed t h ~dlffercnt offfcers. PI(! rlght brothers formed a class for study ant1 fcllowshlp. and never mulcl get satisfactory anslvers.

1: I~nvc?somcthlng 10 say nnd fur my own comfort 1 beltcr say It now. or find fmrn any :~dvlccI have rec~ived. slating: "Alllow me to add my indlvklual. 1'8 EFFOltW M SEOURE RELEASE In February 1919 nationwide agitatlan was ~tarted by certaln newspapers to bring nl~autthe rcleass of J. wrutc to Unitcd States President Woodrow Wilson. You made a mark ycst~rda that fs working in my mind about our being put in Krother ~ u s s d ~place s and wr would have lnilucnccd iI~celection if we had Reen In Pittsburgh nnd the Lord would not have had the chance to #how whonl hc wanted. We might sn with all due respect to our lcgnl friends. F.Sexton spolce up. Van Arnhurgh. though thry may h a w been guilty of n tccllnlcnl violatian nf Illr law-* Gut t h e war is ovr-r now. . Thcy disagmc ~. Macmillan: '2 115 want to tell you something. howcvcr.aprr editors. 1 cnnilol scc. Snunrlrrs o f Virginia rend: "I am In recclpt ni your lrltrr rrlnling t o the case of thr R i h k Stuclcnts now in ronflncmcnt st Atlanta. he carried out t h a t promfsc hy i-xpnsfng the wickedness of false religion.wc know their motives urn good. I beg to sny that I favor the pardnn of illese men. Wily.y wr~rll(ltlo somcthina to l~clp. Loyalty is what Corl dcrnnnda. There Is i ~ olt?[:i~l ob~laclein thc way.<~rnelitncs. A. T do not think there 1s any qurstion In the mind of the public as to whcm we stand on the proposition. P'nr Instnnrle. kcnuso Wore Ihnl accurrcd action had been talren ta release the eight Blble Studcnts.nl Court or beiorc! !he public. It nevcr was pwscntcrl to Prcaldent Wilson or the government. We could innnif~stihc greatest conflrlcncc if wr rerlr1clcd Urotlier Ruthrrford as president 01 t l i ~A ~ ~ t ~f4!11. violnl~dany law of Gorl or o r m : l n . al. scnntors nnd govcrnors. with certain ideas In mind-pro nnd Con. of the Intcrnatlonnl Bll~leSlutlcnts Association l>e admitted to bail pcndlng n final decision of their case by the higher rourts. saylng: "I just arrived. Rutherford ct. Nevertheless. if X ever get out of hcl-c. rcclucsl to Ihost? alrendy forwarded to yuu asking that Mrssrs.Thcsc people mc not criminals in the ordinary scnsc nf Ihe word. I'll tnkc illc A n ~ g e r o r 1 ~ ~ 1 1 and 1. have come here. Wise. Tht! pet [tion was the lnrflcst Jn its timc. rip the innards out of . K i d of Saint Louis. H." The scene changes to Atlanta pcnjrcntlary. M y train waa forty-clght hours I n k .pLi Bnilylon. Lf our brethren In any way technically violnted a law they did not undcr~tand. Gardncr remarks: "TRcir was a deep happiness nfter tlint mcctlng to see a ~ a l nJehovah s visible guidance nl his people. Intr!rferr with t h c nspcet of their case before tIlr 17edcl. when Bruther E. 1919. M a n y who rcccived such rrrlucsls made i~xl~rrsslons in favor of thr rclmsr nnd Inrllr. March 1919 saw a new etSort to srrure t h e release of nrothcr Rutherford and his assnrlntcs. Rutherford was elected as president. Rulherford raps an Brother Mtlcmlllan's cell wall and says: 'Toke your hand out!' At Ihal.I'I~rlsllnns. And before A l m l ~ h t God tliey have ~~cill~~r. Anna K. E. Laler that day Brother Rutkerford said to A.raid. 'J'llou- sands of lcttcrs were written by Ihc Rlldc Students la ncws1. Loolung back. C. Blscuaaion had continued for quite some t h e . brother. the pctitlon served a8 an outstanding witness. n lrttcr Irom CongrcRumon E. n n i i f pop sihle that pardon lw granted in t h ~ s rrasps. It i s Sunday.314 Yearbook Yearbook Wl?. that we tavc been talkln to some other lawyers. Ilutllcrford and his incarccrnlcd associates. F. as vice-president. ~litt "I am net a lawyer. 1 cannot Lnngfne any greater confldrnct? wc coulrl manifest than to h:~vr!nn clcftion and rcciect 131a0(. in any shape or fonn. but whcn It cornc8slo the legality of thc situation I know sonlrlhfng n h u t the law of the loynl. he wen humbly suggested sult8ble men in the event that other officers ~f the Socfeiy sllould be elected. and we ought to try t o put it beyond us as rapidly as posslblc.1~(m1' I i ~ i t J ~ ~ r fUoS~ d wP1' prcairlcnt. W. as secretarytrcusurcr. a s tlse balance of you hnvt?. but we'll gct out." And Mayor XLer~ry W. . They got 11s in here. ILuthrrford ancant it.J. congressmm." Tl~crc were nominations. nut I csume what I sny w i l l Ile in perftwl n ~ m c m c n t th wltnt thry hrivr! . Its message? Rutherford has been reelected prrsjdcnt. u r ~ j n gactinn in behalf of Zhr? c f ~ l ~lrnprisoned t . and will bc vwy glad to join I n a reeommcndation to that ~ffcrt..rthrcbn in the South lo any oillcr! they can hold.OO~"slgnntures were obtainmi. D. Ti? wr! dcslrc to reelect our ht. he hands Macmillan a telegram. From the time of his release dnwn to tiis clrnlh In ~ n r l y1942. My dear br*cthrcn. by Gorl's grace I'll crush nll thls buslness of cwaturr worslli . having bccn snowbound. F. Missouri. Ilow 1111s will. 1 find lhcy are very much ?fkc docrum. A nntlon- wIdr rtltion was circulated and In n short time ?OCI. What's more.Tanuary 5. and W. a vote was taken ana J.ntcd that I11c. "I beIIcve that the greatest compliment we can to our {tear Brother Rutherford would be to him as prcsidcnt of the Watch Totvcr UibIc and Tract Soclecy.

Let Ihcm stay there and rot. recommending "lmrnarllnte commutation" of t h p srtntmcrs Im >oscd on F l i r rlc11L Imprisoned 13ible SLutlmts. A. ln7isllrt*. 1919.. .(:. 116 Re ardlng L. 1910.:~lcd brothers had mtrrccl nn appcr~lnntl neltller Il ~ cat tortley general nor IIowe cleslrud to 41ave this vase go to the higher courts.They did rnucli clamam? by preaching nntl publishing their religious doclrjncs. United Stntca Su reme C o w Justice Louls D. hcy wrre r~leasedpromptly anti on Tuesday March 23. 11 rcod: "The Honorable Attorney General. . March 25.rtl. . hly principal purpose was l o makc an example. &#sir: "Anewerlng your telepam of the l a t lnst.M y position 1s t o br: gencaihousnow that Ihc wnr L ovslh. lf not all. It rvns nn unlorgettnhlr! occasion as he and the o t h e ~ srrlated t l ~ ~ exir perimces. adding: '"Thry quickly arrnn ed f o r n Zm-iquct at the 1lrllrt.CInyton 3. 1919. [hey left Atlanta penitentiary by train. George W. Sullivan observed: "The joy that came lo Jehovah's prnple with the release of our brothers from the Atlanta Federal Prison on Tuesday. C:rrh~ory !lad sent IIowc 11 trlo1:x.t~nd share t l l ~ l rjoy 111 welroming thc brothrl.l Irornr. . us a warning t o others." On the evening of April 1. Glrlvrlnni DcCccvn. back in nrooklyn on March 26. B.of the brothers! . Woodworth. As I sald in my telegram. they did inucl~dnmagc and it may well be claimed they ouelit irot to be set at lilxrly so soon. and I bellcved that the Presftlenl would relieve them aftel' Ihc war was aver. I wired you thttt ~ v r n l n gas ~ o ~ T o ~ v s : '"'nccmmm~ntnd Immedlatc commuinibn for Joseph Rutl~c!~+for. I am in favor of being aa lcnlent ns I was severe iln imposlng sentence. all and hcpt such persons in conlhement after thefr opportunity for rnaklng trouble is past.1919.. we fclt Jehovah's snlrit was directing us. HOWH. so we cnjoyrrl ir. while others were hostile and would say. Martin. whlch the brotlmrs scemcd to enjoy 1 clan still se0 Brother Rutlmrford reaching out f o r them. sent a telrpnrn to Attorney Gcnrrnl Gregory in Washington." . was Judgu Howcts lrltur of hqarcll 3. F AAPPP IFOMEU0MTNQ. Howe. thc grentcr t h e Iroul~lc!.C. LO i f e attorney general. 'Brothers. "Wnslifngton. I). ~ On March 25 1919. but.) Jntrl-eszin too. 11 11r1pr!nrfi t fiat this stop wns tnltr!n hc!r:msr! the inc. Robison. Van Ar~~hurgh. Sister Arthur says: "Of course.'rctl I I . federal nutIioril~es relrascd llle brothers on bail of $10.ANI. TheIr further d~votianto Jehovah was shown in the fact that they immcdtately set to work to herald forth to the people of God everywhere thc lrnowledge of Jehovah's deliverance.Yearbook Yeatbook work with that petftlon. T. W h ~ nt hnppy time that was! Mntlel ITnrrlett writes: "1 rcmcmhor making a hundred rlouglti~i~ls. the trial j u d g ~T"Pd~!rfll ~ DhWCt J u d ~ e11-IarlandB. p ~ n d i n g f urlhrlr trial. (signed1 J-IARI.in 13rookfyn." Giusto Bat'tako remarks: "A d~lcltendinner wns prcpared and there were so rnanv nf 11s that tve hnrl to slnnd up to eat.000 ench. I also remember short-staturrd Brother rlrC'ccca standing on a chair 80 that a11 could we and Zicar him. William E.r h:tcblt. but as they cannnl do any more harm now. D. lrncw no bounds. . by means of the 1919 Cedar Point convention.. Unitrrd Btntea District J ~ t d g @ . Brnndeis ordercd hail E r the elght Imprlsoned brothers and directed thnt thry should h e lven thc right to an appeaI on April 14 of that year. Their FaSP has not yet been heard in the Circuit Court of Appeals. 1I u ~ hhlncm31Inn. Then what n thrill i n hear the c*xperlmccr.nrctbi.. I l~clicve most of them were slnccre. 1919.' "The severe sentence of twenty yeara rvaa Imposed upon each of the defendants except DcCecca. and I am not In favor of keeping 117 *'Rsspeetfully." Orrllnarfty thjs would ]lave h r m humiliating work.im requestfn~I bnt 11e ~nnltr!this move. we had all klnds of experlences. (Thr! r b l g h t brothers were 111 rlson wllile t h e t r appeal was penr!lnE only because JU&& Nowe and ialer Judge RIanlon had cienlctl bail.nnother banquet was held iw tho released brothers by the Wntch Tower office force at Hotel Chatham In Pittsburgh. J. 3.. Onc ot the Ihlngs Rihothcr PeCecca said was.t 'There w a s great joy among the brothem on being notlfletl of their release and they were resent to welcome them home:' recalls Louise ~ a n s e \ . Rohcrt J. . the greater the blessing! Ant1 truly I could src? dchova11's rich blessing upon His penplo. They werc nII rlrlfvndnnts in samc cnsu In 1~:nsIcrnDistrict of Ncw Umnlc. I rcmernlwr m y Inthey went to Ilroolrlyn to hclp get thr! rrlnrnr4 rta:uly.. cfaus right on to the finish!' I&lm%am FROM PRISON On March 2. Ills was ten years. Some would sim gIndly and wt! could give ? wllncss.

On June 3. however. Wlis lcd to $hovahls forgive ncRs nnd I~lcssin~. 4:4." Jud e Mart+ T. They then had n hearin h g r e the Federal Serond Circuit Court CJC at New ~ m l rcity.nl rinciples ns that sct forth a t Isaiah 2:24. in open court a t Brooklyn. K f i i g dtfmes Version.ordJs 11(*rlplr! c!vcrywhc. How vwy fitting war t h e p~iiriaxt of the Bib% Students fol' I 9 l 9 ! It rvns: "No lvcapon that is formed against t t ~ c eshall rospPr . the government's lawyer nnnounceti wlthdrawni o f lIie prosccutbn. victions on May 14. Ultimately.Yearbook Ysarboak (MMPLETEI E X O N ~ X I O N The case of the eight Bible Students waa due t o he heard on a peal on April 14. Hence. an impossibility for an ex-convict. repenting of lllelr f o r r n ~ rcourse.So it was that all eight: OE these Cl~ristinn men were clea~ctI completely of an illegal judgment Reversal of the decision and tllsrnlssnt of the fnflietrnents meant that J .n 'I'itrr llFair:I~ !i'. RcInted questions arose about whether to buy war 'tm-trls ant1 stamps. 1211. Incidentally. lntcr made Judge Maftton a "ltni~htof the! order of St. One cornprornjse had been t h e cutting of pages from Tlre Irdttlfi?~o(lM?jatery. RealFng that lhey llac? acted in ways Zllat did not meet with God's approval. n111lwith the :~m:rlion of I hc? President of l i ~ r b 17nllcd S l n t c ? ~ or""" Mny L 3 . 1919.-I'rov. A NEfV O W O K Atter thelr trialsome period of 1917-1919. Then p r c s i d i r ~were ~ Jud es Ward. rlrithef will they learn war anymore. Some have spol<en of Judge Rutherford as an "ex-convict. IZC was sentenced to the maximum penalty of two years' imprisonment lus a file of $IO. FnlLure to do so sometimes resuItec2 in pcrscr:utlon.y sought forfiivencss in rayer. even brutal treatment. But wlth God's aid they endured. Gregory the Great. That Brother Ruthcrford mas not considered an ex-convict Is decisively proved by the fact that he later pradred as a lawyer before the Supreme Court of the United States." were alive again spiritual1 i m r l rrndy for adinn. through various means.Jehovah's people subjected themselves to scrutiny. stated: "In ncrhordr~nc. Twenty years after his unjust imprisonment. ~ v l ~ l r roncfirles )l~ with tho words: "And they will have l o bent their sworrls into plowshares and their spears Into p n i n l n ~ shpnrs. whcrcas others accepted noncombatant servlcr. the symholb "1 wn witnesses. Durtn the cllrnnctlc years o f 1918 and 1919 Jehovah's people fimd great hnrdrhlgs. without assigning a reason.b a!34:17. Rutherford and his seven associai~swere totally exoncratcd. deflniteIy established that he and his associates had h m lmprjsoned on an illegal conviction.awlih Lhc wsolutfon nf Congress of April 2rlt3. Jas. nfarlton's disregard for justice was revealed. Natian wllI not lift up sward agnlnst nnlirm. The court rulecl eight-I* n Christian witness of Jehovah. Another occurred w11c. meant thal: they were free unIess the government chose to repros~ecute. New Jersmj. thry act in harmony with such Sct+lpr~~t. 1919. ona in favor of Rutherford'a client. resulting i a a nine-month unjust imprisonment wIlile their appeal was pending. Pope Pius XI. On J d y 1." A new outloolr. Judge Wnrd satti in LRe o inion when remanding the ease f a r rctrial: "The d&ndmts in this case did not have thr tcnlpel-ate and impartial trial to which they were ~ntttletl. Clara Schneider. or in the autumn of 1939.-John 15:19. When Jehovah's servants of today consider any program or nrtivlty of t t w nations. 1919. .000 Tor six decisions. F. 1918. this to please those who had n ~ ~ u m c rthc! l poaI2lorr of ceneor. on May 5 1920. 1 Itom. 193!). and for that reason the judgment is reversed. That Iq what Jehovah's people had as t h ~ yentrrecl thc 2920's.OM) for shame. Rogers and Manton. D u r l n ~ :World Wnr I quehllons arose among the Blblc SluAcnts as ta the losltlon the should take ragnrdii~grnlllrsry service. but Christ's nnnintcd Allowers. This Is the heritage o f the servants of 1 k 2 ~ > n o ~ ' . Subsequenl comments lauded thc lrnilcrl ~ k l r snnd did not harmonize Nth the CIirisUan posl lion of ncutral1ty. 1919.c rnnlcs May 30th a day of pyaycr 11 nd su pllcnlion. their erroneous convictions were reversed. The court action of M a y 14. It Is suggested that the J. fully misusing his hlg% federal jud eshlp by accepting bribes in the amount 01: $186.f. 5 :3. On May 14. . They had one through dlfllcult ycnrs.o~m of June 1.5 1 Snitin. hntf fnllet? to still the lips of those prdsin God. 11nd refused bail to R~*herford and his fellow clefendanls.But the war was over and the authorities realized that on the basis of the facts I t would be impossibIe t a get a conviction. 28:13. What led up to this? What tooc plnm In Ihc months Immedfatcly folIowing the release nr Brother Rritlrcsiord nnd his seven associates from prlson ? ."hut absolutely without basis. 1918 this atfiohc judge. dome reiusedlto participate In any way. The indictments wcrc dismissccl by nctlon of anlle proseq~d. Manion dissented. the nine justices of the Supreme Court listencd to the argument presented by Rutherford in the case of Bc7~midevv. . 118 ~~~~e 8 Reversal of the eight EibIe Students' erroneous con.

I am glad tlml J cnnrr!' . he wcnl tlrerc. who might rcasonabl he expected t o be roliccrnctl primarily with his herich. their systcms hnrl hren filled wlt h poisr>ns.'The Hope for D i s l l.kl I V i l S in qurstion. Yet. T1 was about $10. There was notable Interest in the Kingdom mesaagc. but he juat had l o havs nn answer t o that impnr'tant questloll.120 YersrZlooJc A EUCCESSFWL TEST When Rutherford was released from prison. so 1 fiat up nll ~ ~ l ~ tI i lr13dn'l . however..rl promised to spcak to them on Monday cvenltl~. I wouldn't mnd n e!e:eck because I tlltln't know WAC. Rutherford's stay in Cnllfornfa. Upon Firother Rutherford's return to the Society's PUtshur~h oMces. Brr~lllcrs nu tht!rford and Van Amburgh had shared a ccll havlny: no aIr ctrculntlon due to a fan mnlfundion. an Interesting thing happened at the Soclqtyf PIttsbur h hradquarters. whereas ortll~~nrjly he was a tifly and tvrll-kept man. Icnow wlrn wnrr In r. howcvrr. Brother Ruthe? ford arranged for a public m e c t t n ~at.l~nr[rc! of tlse wnrk. "That'l'l he1 you to get Ihlrr wrrrlc stnrtcd. George?' *'Helrrgan t o take his sMrt off as 1 talked to him. wnlkcd into ihe office." IIut lllcy were wrong.hrrt! wllom I I~nntvunrl 1 trust. George Autteifiela. make it a good test: order flve hundred tona. to go to Brooklyn and scc about reopr~tlnEBcthel and renting prcmlses whcrc the S* cicly r-ot~ldbcgin printing operalions." is the Lord%will for ua to "IJow wlEl I delcrmine as t o whether it is the b x d ' a wlll fur us to go back or not?" "It was a failure t o et coal sup lIes in 1918 that rlrova ur iram Hrooklyn Rack ta ~tttsturgh. Cht-rc! t t~o~unnrl cll+etl were prespnt.to t you want to do. I?. T h ~ r cthe brothers had little monry and their Fcdcral Street quarters were far froin ndquate for cxpnnaion. thls is private. he instructed the Soclety's vice. during the months nf ihclr Incarccratlon fn the Atlanta penitentiary. ImnedlnteIy he wired J. Printing facilltbs were lacldng. p~+cslrlcni.Through cxl~nsivenewspaper advertising.rcllhr~. He lnokcd n IIltle dirty and tmucl-worn. I dltln" t r a v ~ lIn a sleeper lwcrc. that no onc! would shrlw up for I h c nckerllrcd talk . Itc promised to exaln In this discourse just wily lhe Watch Tower ociety's olfrcers had been convicted ilegnlly. ~ H plcnsr~ntaurprinc and certainly an mcouragcment. W h ~ .ly Isrrrn 1174: If they s r ~ s y ~ c r tTd hncl I t . "He put it down and said. IJratllcr 1Zutheriord hr!rnrnc R O ill that his surviv. Prospeut~werc blealz. H. A. Marmillnn spoke with Ilinl In tht? parlor.ilk 10 nn audience o f 1. according to Mamillan's own report: "Ilc sald. \rml likr thls: "Go niid ace whether it retzirn bade to Brooklyn. out n Hltlc p ~ t u h Ilc hnd on there and took out a bundb of money.he test in Los hngeIes had been a success. Shflrily ni'ter 111s IPleasc 11e ~ ~ o n l r acd r t pt~ctunnnlrt. 11 w a . Rutherford. He was so ill. t.4tlIl being rallonctl nt t IIP end of tlre war. TryIng to determine just how much Interest there acltrany was in the Kingdom rnrssnce. Wise. May 4. informed him t h a t n r o t h ~ rR u i h e ~ mrd was in California.000 in WIls. '3-lalTeyou got a prlvate room here?' "'Well.] "How many tons do you think I should order to make the test?" "Well. When Ile gnt down to Ills UntlerIir! cul. and then t h i s ifi what hap prbned.'VIIti New York coal was . CEune's hudltnrium in Los Angeles on Sunday. f thortghi h c Ilnd gone crazy.Let's make coal l t ~ rtest. in fact.rl HumanRve hun11 y. One mornin a Christ~an." That is just what Brother Wise did. and even m a n y of the plates from which the Soclely's Ilterature ZVAS prlntecl had been destroyed. it was practically unfurnished R I I ~11eadquarlers operations had been transferred to Pittsburgh.1019. And upon mahlng application to the authoritlea.az~a~ I didn't Ivonl nnyhody to cnmtt nnd Xakc thls am. Though Bc?thcl sllll hdonged to the Sodety.While Ruthrrford ~ v a simprisonetl. The ronversation shirt hr wnnted a knife. C. Rerrrusc! of his physical condil ion anrl owing t o Ibe fact thal hls family was in Californin. and nhout s i x h ~ ~ ~ i d rhad o d to k tkrrnetl away for lack of spacv. was here. hr12 now that I see ynll I.Thougl~ he had bccn sick all day. thnl filter about an hour h e had to bc replacer1 hy an i~ssatdnlc. The local clergy thougl~tthe Biblo Stutlsr~rsand the Soript were finished. Ru!llrlhiol. hc was g ~ ~ n l e d n mrtiflcate to get five hundred tons QP coal.Thc Brooklyn T a b - naclr had been sod.50R. You go and order some coal. he delivered that t. A. a person of eonslSrnble nlcans. n Inng r-nlirlition had dcvclo (TI Ihnt ~1:ryrrlwit11 him far the rrrst of his caribly Tirr. As it 19. F.l@? I-Ic was an ailinf: man.csu. g1 ' W T I J c TfIE BEROME BE REBMREIIT" That was anather big guesstio~l. That much coal would . Then .r. Yearbook l21 DurIng J. wc'll lo& this door. there w a s a blg question in I-]is mind: Just how much in= ierect is there in the Kingdom mesn. Firlllg unrtl~le to grt sui!lcie~ll oxygen.

mnnuhcturlng and nlini~if:. Drothrr Rutherford and mnny olllcrs are having n grent time ns . Conrcrnin~:t h ~ public discourse ''The Hope far Distwssrd lT~irnnn!ry. laborers' Dnv. It was necessur fnr him to spcnd a inrm . .with the Issue of Au~uat22. He was Cla ton Waodworth. Thlngs kept humming till niWr midnight. This ~uecessfultest wag taten ar nn unrnlslakab7e Intllcntlon thflt it was God's will Clmt tllr! move to ISroolcIyn be made. JOYOUS REONJON Not Ion before Bethel reopened. And who wcrc busy behind Ihe rounler handing out room nssignments? Why. this thlrly-two-pnge magazine would carry milch religious matter c!xpJnlning y s e n t . 1!119." Clayton J. THOSE PUZZLWGt LETTERR "GA" As mns conventionem arrived In Cedar Point they noted sornethlng very j n t r i g u i n ~U~ r s u l ~C." Imagine yourself among those h:~lppy throngs as 5'. mrnrnerce anti tmnsportatiun.~ Age. . guessing the meaning. W181that small number it wasn't too hard to hr?nr.contnineb. Shortly after Brother nutherlord's mecesrfu? public mcctinga at h s Angclrs Jn Muy of 1919. agricultul-r anrl ll~tshnndry."' Well. T h e mystery was over. tonng sultcnscs and helping fr~Elow conventionem to thrir mrbrns. Includln~:n Srrlpt urnlly based art l r h l r cntitlcd "Talking wflli ihc! Dmrl?" As its editor Y'lrm U r i l d ~ nAge had one of the brothera who had hccn Im r i ~ u n c d with Brother Ruthurford. nt eighty-one years of age. i l l s In t h c s ~Interesting dctnlln: "My fnther reestablished a homr for us in Scranton IPennsylvanial. September I. Wootlwarth faithfully served ns editor of The #otde+t Ago and its successor Conblolatbla (published from Oclobcr 6.hpllhops. Ullimately the site choscn wns ('rdnr Point. nut pcoplc kept mming. Septemlwr 5-"Co. so I he Sncioty kindly made a n anangcmcnt whereby hc workptl for two weeks In Drooldyn and two weeks ar t~omc--an nrmngement that went nn COT quite a few years. Martin! Now look Ihrre. Publjsherl every other week.cfls An. Mnrtin. A1 llrls joyous assembly over 200 ~ymbolized thnlr clcdbntlon to God by subrnlttln~ to water baptism. rnnlt!rial on such topic:s ns lnhor nnd economics. attendance climbed t o 6. through July 31. GA. 194. His son. as of October 1. of those two initials. MacmiIlan and R. Serenm M?calla: "We observed a large banner across the hall above the speaker's platform w l t l ~two capital Ietters. 1916. So it mas. 1 have ooncludcd t h a t It means "Guess !gain. llorcfa at Cedar Polnt could houac some thrce thousanrl. Jnmes Woodworth. dated October 1. he was relieved of thls work when the new journal AwnkeI repIaced (lottsolnt$o?r. FC devidcd Lo hold a large convcntlon. However. J.l ~ eGoldclt Age.Brother Macmillan came 123 laughter. t s first issue. Monday. Mnppy delegates kept r i ~ l l tr)n coming. a truly o~~tstandin even.'Arrien Pate wrltes: "They arranged to hnve the public talk outsidc ancl Brother Rutherford 8polrc. Thcre waa a little disa pnlntment whcn only a thousant1 pcrsons shewed up kr the opening session. J. 1937.' H e had come to one conclusfan: Fi-lcnds. proved to Ilc onr nf unrrsunl spiritual f bcnriit. IZ~tll~~rforddve fllc ndrll. nonp other thnn two f o m c r Inmates or Atlanta penitentiary-A. W. 1: well remember my dad's typewriter goinl: busily at five o'clock mmly mornings --as he wrote or e ~ l i t r dmaterial for Tltr! #oldoft Age and sent it t o Bronltlfll by early mail.' We all. inclusive).eat?. in 1919.3. C. Those letters "GA" stood for Goldem Age.srienm and invcntinn nnd religion.. Jehovah's people In genera had a joyous reunion. fltir~nrc. Ohio. mother Rutheifold was follotve!rl on the program b 1'. 13ecnuse of advancing years. nnrl Ihc nible Sttndcnts hnd arranged to take ovcr nll thclr facilities by nnon of the conventian's o p v n i n ~day. 1951. the Society appolnld him its edltor. Bnt where on the stage and In hls usual way told the audience that he too had been pumlzli?g all week as to the meaning 01 thos: two letters. the assembly delegates had to watt 1111 Friday. This nssrmhly of Septcrnhrr 1. nonncing the Kfngtlnrn. F. on special trr~Insand by other means. the audielace rcspondccl in 122 could they put I t all? Large sectlons of t h e Bethel horn& bamment were converletl into coal S t Q m e space. 1919.! .000 were prcsrnl. Soon long lincs of plated dplegates were nrvaltlng nccommodatians. 'GA.000 on Elnncl Ily evening of i l ~ vIlrat rlny.000on Friday.Tlw Leddm Age was hejiun as a cornpaniun mngazlne t p The Watch Tnuwr. Frnm about 3. who outlined ~nethMlsfor a new wal-$ n i ohlninlng subscriptio~~s for T'l~rGoldc. on December M. Brother Woodworth remained faithful at other duties h Gocl'n service until death.:. . For reUef from nngwg dosfty.Yeatbook Yearhook ensure operations for a number of years.of his lime nelanl& in Brooklyn." . were in expectation all week. Ant1 fr~rI h r Sunday public lecturc flboul 7.d a y evenlr in tie Light of divine ~ r u p l ~ ~ y ." In it %e announced the publication of n new ~ r l n ~ a d n T e . 1919. and when.

nated this sevenill volumr? of fltzulics in.s~nted huggy 114th the magazines and off they weirl I n plraclr Ihr gooil news Prom n horsc and bzt~gy. name of The Wntchtawer.unples will bc soppllcd ct'atE.~. & paper &Ition of TIM Pinlshed My8tw'y was released for ttlstr'lhutlon. t ~ dour cl~lldt+en.2 7 1 a ~ ~h sttirnulatct! Intcrest tl~rozigll t h i s close contact with the headquarters o f JeFiovn11's carthly organization. work.ilrr a1 thk time.ls fulfilled t tic? ropl~ctlcpkturc of the rcsr~l-rmtlon of God's "two tvlnesses" as tl~smSZ~ed in Rc?vclntton 11:11* 12. W(. S. Thc p i l ~ r l mservice also was revived. . t l ~ aISoriphi~es. Tlw I)cys Rylr!nt t rrTorvhole days placing them mngazttics. Audie Bradsham. Yenrbook 125 prdaimlng the day of wngeanm nf our God and mmforting illem fhbt mourn.le8 the two-part article "Rlessed Are the Plainly it showed the need for faithful anntl fcnrlesa nctlon in God's service.lhtnlticd~ n a ~ r~yu b s c r i p ~ lions and placed I~~~nrlrcrls o f col)ics nP the magazine. 980 had h e n fully reor anircd l o engage in the field service. TO TAE r n L D k 1919. a copy of Tun Go~nr:N Acs is to be left at each home.cthe elders at that time. he was not subject ta local yearly clrrt ion. ti:: mr:~. Thus X7t8 Watch Tower of August 1. Also. .hly slstrr-in-lnrvstayed lrome t o care far the 1Iveslor. None of us owllrd nulomoh. atidlnfi: "I responded and fell tlic flrsi r e ~ ljoy of doing ttctivc witnessing. Siilcc tlleu I llnve (. each going down an aisle with a gun In one hand and n rollcctton plate in the other.as we all lived on farms. 3918) was stored while tlle hoolr was banned and could now be placed wlth the pcople for twenty cents a copy. .. 1920. l o fntb6itntc the preaching activity.ra:~rhfn~." Beulah E.' We wrre ]rot going to stand around any mon! and wait to go t o hmven. the year 1919 aaw the revival of lhc colpomeur work. as I tiry wrr'e to plurr n Gotdcn Age in rach hnmcx. H. When work with Tfw Golden Age was starting. In 1920 personal responsEbfIity for prcachtng was more lcr*cnly felt ns participants In the wltncss work turned in a weckIy report of activity. deslg. Full-time traveling r~prcar-ntatjvesof the Society rose to the number of +cix and were sent to congregallons ta Enther to1:el cr those who had been scattered d u r l n ~thp wartime p~rsccution. In turn. Suppose we loin brlefly In the Qak?anAga work. In the spring of tllat year 150 were active in this branch of Goti'n ~elwlre.200 congmgatlons In the United States. M a d I a n put it: "So thr 1fTcrt began to take hold. . rvhethcr a sabscrI tlon Is takcn ur not. rnonly called the "ZG. ft W R S outlined in this way: *'TmGOLDEN AGE work fs a houseto." Gorl's people certainly "were gotnq to work.#01 workers who placed Bible literature wllh houschoIdcrs on a contribution.k ." ( " 2 stood for Zioa'a Watch Tower. class workers wvlll pracurc tlicir xnrnples from the Dlrcctor. . Wow w e have somethfng t o tla.Yearbook w w wmm mma TO WORK" 124 The 1919 Cedar Paint convmtlon brought about a greater awareness of the worldwide scope of the preachhg work that was to be done by Jehovah's people. c~st. Prlos to 1918 on1 colporteurs made field service reports. 507." remmrl<a Fred hnrlcrsun. The reB onse 10 thla call l o I C O ~ ~ Caction SB on the part of f)phnvah's pcaplc wan cnt huslnstic and coura EOUE.'l Bviq: nn appoinicc.(I52 'VrIass workcrs" ant! 350 colporteurs. EIva Fischcr tells u a this 111~outit: "In 1019 we received our first co~lslgnmeniof 1 1 1 ~ncw Inn rnzit~eTha Golden Age. %hilt wpm tho rlTccta? In 1920 there were !.. .house canvass wlth the Mngdam message. For instance. It wafl cam. of more than 1. so my hushand and Ills ltusllly brut llrzr. con r~jinllons were given specific territory assi nments.but by aautumn. the Society np uinted o~ir!111 the lurnl cmongregnlfonta Errve as thc %irp&or. the originnl. They Iwcamr spirii ually ~ilivr agnln jn Jcllovahls activc servicr ns his nmhnssadors. A. They ~x?alously undcrtoolc the Kingdom pubhicity work thnt was now srt hrforc Ihem.lptions for Ihe magazine." Positive action was taken in connection w ~ t hadvancing m e worship. In nddilim to the eanvass." "Voluntccrs were cnllcd lo ohtdti ~ul)su~.vlrr orgnnlzntlons." THE '%aJD WORK On dune 21. loaded our llttle one. carih. As A.) This special edition of Tho Wntrdb Tower (March 1. now called Arvnlee! I1 hns hrcn :I powerful lnstrumcnt: to a~val:cn persons to the cr'lllc~lt f l n ~ aand has given them a rnarvelo~~s hope of. a?: . I V V I ~ I ~ r i l l vct'p lirilqly for this op. Find 15 w. cighiK. portutiily to hnvr A ~ltirt It1 llirb ~>t. 1lfc and l~racc111 a rle:~nscd . Covey '"There was a full-page picture inside of a church mth two preachers. These linn 8. Here again the intercats of true wcjrsh~pwere making advancement. By 1922. Recalling her work wlth the "ZG. The weeklg average was 2. and "Q" the seventh letter of the Enf:tlsh alphabet. we were going t o work.250." Congregations wlstllng to par tlclpn te reglstercd wIth the Uratch Tower Soriciy afi srl.

. detnil~ngthc per- sccution and abuse of the brothers and sisters dul3na the pxdbd of oppression.~isRed in various languages.ingWill Neuer Die in and around Zion [lllinnisl nntt the rcsults were of interest.Austria nnrl Italy.' This was a vex popular subject at that time. and it was very common to place forty Or fifty a day In the field!' Work with this magazhe edition of Tlta Fi?ti8hr?d Myaterg was fruitful. 1920. I folt thc Iloor' would come up nli(l hll rnc* In I h r fills nny tlmc.126 Yearbook ++ we I had to do t o place t h b 'ZGJ was to s a b this ~ pwture.t>n(. mnintdnlnf: faith. France. activity-the "Millions Campaign.'hwltes Roy E. The boolr was: used in conjunction with a public-speaking pr* G r a m that began 011 Septembc~25. . llut Ihn t wnn rllITr*l. So extensive was the campai~n I lznl the slogall has l>ren rt?mt?rnbered through the ycars. For example.llnshin ekctric sign over thc IVauIcccan nry C I P ~ R P bullfing ~S on North Sheridan Road ithout Live m t l ~ sfrom %iot~whlctl said. Soon the whole Andreson f:tmily was in the trutlt. And I guess it did l n l w Intnsllnnl roltfl~~rlr. eventually was tmnslatrrl nnd Du~. With some others. 1920. TMsl was true in Canada. Issue." Four rnilllon copies of Golden Age No. T I ~ Swere C givon away free or were on s voluntary contribution of ten cents a copy. I?. 27 were rlnted. so she attended the iallr adverfirc% nn the handbilL She continued comEng to the m c ~ l h g s . political and military. and that r:r%n!rrettnmurwl n Iecfurt! (originally entftlecl 'The Wr~rld I-lns Enrled-Milllons Now Living May Never Die" l given 11 J. we. Ninc in Ihe canffregation refused to participate in this work and signed a petition not to dde so. . She recognized this as beln the bame thing. ~ n dfinally her husband and two daughters t)cgan attending. On August 12. and many peu lc linB qm!stlunecl +iir. I:crrnn~~y.' As a result. I: retntvt~bcrn l a r ~ e . T h e "Millions C~mpafg.' IwnR nrarllatnnlarl to denlln~:with the public.900 copies in only two weelrs.phraae and learned the tru$ h o r n this po~~lication." 4 4 ~ ~ NO. places TBE WORK ABROAD Increaphg demands for Bible literature arose. WP Dye for tllc Mtlllans Kow Llvlng &hn Will Never Dic. placed with the people on a conlrtbt~tion of 25c a copy. Principally. F. 192Q. where the cenmrship that had been imposed on Watch Tower publicntions was m o v e d on Janiiafy 1. 1iecallIng the erect of the 'WHIions Cam aign. Little did I realize then the results that this placement mould bring. Y3rothrr Ruthrvforrl disclosed t h ~ the t Saciety was setling up n Central European Om* t o supervise the p r e a c h ~ nwork ~ in Switzcrlnnd. for example. know in^ we werc Iaitlifullg wnlking In the light of God's Word. 11s t h r n wr! had only a very srr~rill lluinhrr In (hc I ruth in nll the world--and to tell them 'Mllllona now IfvIn~wuullrl never die'!" MftZ%owabrow Lfdn WilZ Novm Die." which l ~ n dconsisted of lending books lo I h e peoplr. Rutherford and a few associates set sail for EuMpe. Belgium. coples of l h c "Millions" book were plnced wilh Ihrm on n contribution." It lenturwl ~listfibrrlien of the 328-page book MFlFions Nazc Livi?tg IVi'ill Neucr Djc. distribution was from house t o house. A few weeks later a llnndhill mas Ieft at her floor. Lester La Roper says: "Then came m y tlmt! f o r R public talk on the subject 'Lift U a Sl:rnclnrrl f o r the P ~ q ~ lM[tltons c. and R jilbc8t wltncss was given by this means. Hendrlx. Haland. 27 made its anparmce. and interested pcrstrns voold 1alr:r obtnin volumcs af . alolig wilh three others. NOW Living That &fl1 N r v ~ rIllt?. n 21 In time . waa eatahllahcd TIIE '-FAIONS QAnXPAXQN'* Contributin~to disciple-making work in those days wnu n new prcacl~ink." Rufus Chilppell writer: ' W e hod oflered the p u b f i c a i i ~ filillimna Koplr Li~. dlstrlbuterl 25.Tlttd+es in the Nwipf OR. Nc*wn npw noliccs and billboards with the words "Riillions how Lluiay:Will Ntw-r Dier' wcre uhcd to bring il i n puhlk ill (nition. 191{ and puhllsl~adin the new book in 1920. "It was the September 29. Persecu!3on In that country seemed to stir God's people t a greater zesP in preaching and advancing t m e worship.. Various offices and Bible dasses were viaited nnd strengthened spiritually. They lacked faith h the 'inithful and discreet slave. Rutherford journeyed t o Egypt and Palestine. Annie Poggensee writes: "I called on a lady who took the 'ZG'and C ~ O S N ~ the door. Unlike the "pnntornl work. Assemblies were held In London.n"lasted for some limrv. Amelia and*Elizabeth h s r h add: "'It exposed the un odl persecytron hen ed upon the International Bible Etudnts durlng ~ o r Wnr k I: by the rpligious clergymen of Christ~llldomatla their allies. . A branch &Ice of the Society Yearbook fn Ramallah. who had part in distributing it. 1920. Rir t herfortl in Los Azigeles on February 21. The cncl o f XIie campaign snw us tired but happy.Golden Age No. Glasgow and other British citles. In 127 a yearend report. In retrospect. J.

We made a s k ~ d nnd rolled the cylinders unto it. the Bible Students offc~crlwith tllls pubIication a complete correspondence c.Y blllill!ln~nl 18 Con(-ord Street in Brooklyn. all t h e difr'erent subjects being illustrated as the 'strings of t h e harp.otirsc.128 Yearbook A NEW BOOR PROMOTES PROGREBS For years volumes of Studies in the Bcrlptzcrea had been read and widely distributed by the Bibl!. 01rr Lorrl's Return. Apparently. 27 from the 'h:~ttlrshIp'press in the basemenf. Thp Birth o f destu. a very happy rlrtb:~slnn? Not too l o n ~thercnft~r came Trte GoTd~?s A!lr No. the Bible!' The hmkk ''ten strings' or headings were: Creation. that was rcnlly a blessing. Then came the very first copy of 7'fm Watch T n $ t @ r off our own preT:rhrunry 1. &Tartin. and I t h e stitcher. Brother Kessler ihr! folder." through the years it prodl~ced millions of magazines. Pelle and W. Eventunlly it had a circulation of 5. The iwclve queetIonnaire cards lnalclng up the course wcl-c! mailed. R. Upon arriving at Bthel on January 22. thrre was no cl~nnceof getling one for many months. There wcrc only a frw in the country and all of them were busy. L. The c y h d e r s ulrm then lowerpii Ihrough thc basement wlndo~vat rho plncr on Conrt~rtlStrcct.. Brother Pelle tens us: "Our Rrst job was washing walls an the first floar at 35 Myrtle Avenue. W5th n 8malI truck we rnnvcd most or the heavy ihlngs. the plant rnanngcr. and It strived our problem. it is said that plant manager 83- . W. GlnrllicatIon of thc Thurrh. 1922. Wt! did not Jmow haw we would be able to grt Ihem to the new qnnrtcl." the Soetety rented facten spam at 35 Myrtle Avenue 3n Brooklyn. cofitinuing: "It simplified t h e truth. accortllng to nn aca)unt once given by LLIoyd Burtch: "On March 1. The Abrahamic Pmmise. we found Ihrm t o h c too heavy for t h e truck to carry.lDownslairs In tlrc! l ~ n s ~ m r nthe t rotary press ( t l ~ e battleship') WAB hein[: r~ssrrnbl~rl and upstairs on the second floor tlw llnthul prrss. thr Sndcty rnnved its factory into 11 H~X-RII)I. found pleasure in teITing Zhc brothers aT canvrntinna about this ~nexpected ~ n o w f n l lthat solved otzr moving problem. H e e d Burford says: SttIdle~were also goid in the homes of interested persons. Hooking the truck tn t h e skid. When \vol. in the C ~ n ( ~ o rStmet d factory. we dr:tgced It to the new locatio mth 4 1 1 ~sldd sliding smoothly on the snow.but when we auwke Zl~enext. Myrllr? Avrantlta hitiIil~ngwas !t:laT! rev ]#fli14n14 l\rlll I I t ~ ~ r ~ I I l~torFIf:<? l~~fi I rna ~rIzrkl>lvt r! !:lc lrivr rlvvd In making the transfer from Myvl lo Ay{. In 1921 however." says Carrie Green. And how rt ma% ttnat old ~ t r u t ~ t u rsh~lrct e W h y .it contained q u ~ s t l o n s for' individual and class study. We were ha It wag the Lord's work and that. Myster Revealed. booklets and other publications. made it worth w h y e ~ ttook us about three rlny to gci all the rlraning done nnd then I t was ready Tnr t h e rnnillng rlepartmmt to be set 11p. oprrnted the flathed press. a new hook was published-The I i a v of God.819. When we came to Ihc b i cylinders ~ of i h c 'battl~ship' press. "When The Hnrp of God came out. So. Justice Manifesterl. TIie Ransom. ns Mitrsh 1. Soon (hc "old battleship" was rol!ing a ain.1~n1111. Students. A beamer's I~oolc. The average congl. an answer to our prayers. A srnr11l start.king Irnm house t o home.037copies in 22 languages. T~'lrbtlf I I I lrr'l~[~lavl l n r ~ r Ilonrx nncl rvcntuall all six. This work urrw carried on for a number of Fars and was hl hXg bcnefieial. Upon acquiring the "old battleship. But Jchovnh's hand ER not short. We were stumped. but Yearbook 129 it was different. For years thereafter. Brother PeIle con1inucs: "Two brothers. hut it has nwer stopped growing!" Thr! p r e n c h i n ~work wag on the increase. Stivivly nwP t1tid1~I 1u11<l lir prlntkp of its rlrstr htlllll~lY ~ I ! I H Y I ~'Yhr ' H . FACIL?J!LFcS TO FURTHER THE PREAC1EUNG WORK In the year following World War I the Watch Tower Society wanted to buy a large rotary press in order lo do some printing. and an instalTed large rotary press went into operation by workers at headquarters In 1920. 1922. Resurrection. morning our problem was solved. Ihe rolrlrr nnd the stitcher mere I~ringmnllc! rc*nrly!' Snon Ihc equipment w ~ h s operation. we moved our printing equf rnrnl: from Myrtle Av~nuoto l a r ~ rquarters at Cnnc:ord S i r c ~ tIn Broolrlyn. F.Trerr! l a llow that wns handled. and Restoration. Rutherfortl. J. By 1922 t h f wns ~ n much greater demand for litcratr~re.' " This pub~lcatlon outlined the ~ u r p o s eof Jehovah as "ten strings of the Harp of ad. Kessler \yere assigned to work tn that building. 1920.~. similar to our home Bible study work of today. except a whole grou o f p u b l i s h ~ swould attend. written by J.n~ic!t o Cm~rorclS l r c c l was moving the "r~ltl I):1111~~~lifp. '1'111. W. Fondly called the "old hattIeship.egaticli1 rnlght have as many as 400 to 500 cards to tkanr1Ie weekly in connection with this course. as in our eongregatlon look studies. "'Two Inches oP snow fcll llnexpectedly during the nlght. one card a week. the whole Iruth. 1920-a thrilling momem. experienced machinists and prcsstnen. It was the dirtlest Qoh I had ever had.

Canada and Europe.000.01H1 t o 12. be brave. rlertroplating. nchold. Hrnther HutherForrI rcpolrr nhout tlls rnrl r l l tllr G~tltllr!'rirncs in 191 4 nnd rll or1 I lir! h l n s p ! ~ ~ .Yearbook Mnrtin would remark. Go fonvard in tho f l ~ h tunill c v c ~ yvestige of Babylon Hes dcsolatr. the Kiug reims! You are bis publicity a~rmtq. they wcre producing 10. 'Then back to I h e flcld. Others th!~lr lhcsc I~licrs mc:m "A<lvZse the Devil to Vacate. . %e active." . HP hna clr:~nscd 'the lips of the temple class and senrIs tlicrn forth wlth t h e message. But with rllvlnr . 1-cnlng three years. Imagine yourself a t Cedar Polnt for that spIrftuany rewarding assembly. The kingdom of heaven Is at hand: t h e TClng r(!iqns. ant1 brlorc long they rverc mnlting good books. the little wooden signs on the trees and the white cards on posts and elsewhere.000 books daily. Ohio. . Since 1914 thc King of glorv has taken hls power and reigns. New York. the King ant! hts klnglom. SocIrty. "Arnunp nthvr things. Septemhr 8. The brothers at the Smicty's t~nndq~tartsrs applied th~rnselves." Tmagino ol~raclC In that ~udienccas Rutherford works + ownrc? l hr! clrnmaltc concl~~sion ot his discourse. not be overstated. This fs the day of all days.000 prpscnt on Sundny. as many as rlrvrn being m progress at one time.They learned. of the Society's work saw thc rrlltl mrnt ~ i l dsnld: =ere you a r e with a Ilrst-rlnss pryntinc r s l nhlishment on your hands. be vlgllnnt. Be faltllful ant1 true witnesses for the Lord. The suspense lasted untll Frlda . There had been growth In the Inter. The angels are holding up r Ills bulldfng." T. 80 . Ijy 1927. Wlthln the next two years n ~ ~ o t h rpress r of the snme sizc ant1 make was ererted at Ircnrlqrtartrrs by orrc hrother and assfstants at Bethel in only t l t ~ r ezueeka. Therefore adverttsc. The world must knnw thnt Jehovah Is God and that Jesus Christ Is Ring u i kings ant1 Lord of lords. advertise. and nohodg around t h ~ j ~ l a c r that: knows a thing about what i n {lo mlth I t . I t Is the rnrssngc n l nll messages. ITerald the ~ ~ ~ c s s aPar g e and wide. ~ u y l h a nremarked: "Those who were nv~legedt o attend that rnrctln~can even et visuaZize firother Rutherforrlh acnmt?stness when {e told the frw rrstlrss pcopb t h n t wrrr! wallqlng around ber n u w n l t hv fnlrn!:~!hcnt to 'STT DOWN' and 'LISTEN' ln t t i p Inllr at zmy r n ~ t . True. printlng an1 hlndlng macnhinrry. known as "The Day.cn rut? O F Nalions as tho " colifionl oxprosslon of tha ~dngkomo f God on earth. nnrl m n t c 1 I h d r business.Id the hathms mndc won&rfl~l pro~rcss." W t r ~ nIht? Socie moved !ts i a ~ o r yto 18 Concord Sttrr!t. The place? CeAnr Paint. Thc prr*:Ident 2 of nnp important printmg concern that hatl bccrl (loin? muc. Those baptized numbered 361. He lins been in Betl~clservice s h c c 1921.Noto illls cxamplc: Not many years ago il tnolc nn expert mpc-hnnic from Germany and srvrrnl helpers 61c10 ?~tonlAxl o erect a large press obtninctl by thr. Rrnoklyn. It Is incumbent upon those who are the Tnrrl's to rlcclnrc It. A11 of thpm bear the letters "A D V. J. It is the mcssngc of the hour. I n six moi~thsthe whole thing will b [ ~n 101 or jtmk. location of the Bible Students' general ronvention in 3919.000 and 20. Brnthcr E"ehr. kt first they uo~rldhlnd only 2. Ynst itlslts plnnnctl nhcnd of lime were completcrl as rrrlulrctl In spLtr of f: Sn1:ln's oppositfon. 1922.1 hnzr slrared In the developments at the Society's headquarters fox half a century and assures as: "Persona I n perform each task were always Iounrl wlthr~ut any dupllcntion or wasteful effort. Notice the large banners.* was ohtnined. ack in 1922. 0 e lsona of the moat 111 11 God! Gird on your armor! sobor. with between 18. outfft of lyprsrlting. Delegates to the 1922 assembly 131 came from the United States. there were formldahlc roblema. ~ n dyou will find out that the people t o dn your ylnting arc t h o s ~that have always dona it." "What do they s j p n ? Somo ~ a ythey stand for "After Death Victory ns t h e nnolnted remnant stiIl are very conccrncd ~thout'golna homo' to heaven. ItET1526N TO UlCDAn FOINT The Society had not been operating its Coneord Stwet printing plant in Brooklyn. very long when God's people gathered for an Iaternatfonal ax~ @ m b t yon September 5-13. advertise.langungc mcerings were held sirnults~~ousty.l l c ~ Irnlling ~ (I)(! 1. millions now IIvlng wlll nevpr die. Engllslr nnd forricn. The average daily attcndann? was 10." remarks Charlra Fehrl. "Do you believe It? .' ONLY wmz maovmtsKELP 'The successful prinitng af hookrr nnd BIhlcs on r a t ~ r ypresses by persons o f little or no prrvious rxperience is evidence of Jehovah's QVPYBI h t nnil t h ~ riircrlian of his spirit. most of it new. however. n ~ o sulsntonic!nt by the E'@drrhnl('lfli~nc-ilof ( ! h i i r c . a corn ~Ictc. You lislrn intcntly ns lie says: " . ." Jud o Rulhcrfnrl then spalce on ' T h e Xi?gdom. Satan's empire is falling. The importance of the rnessacc of thc kingdom can.01FO n (lily.

Your Auto No. 1922. J. Kaelin." C. ." Several hundred automobiles were used. Christian meetings also kept pace wlth Inrrrcnslng rrnphasis on the field sew-ice. then a sixteen-year-old lad in the assembly orchestra. "My card read: 'Autos will line up along lakc front (Cedar Point) according to number on radiator at 6:30 a.m. I recall that Brother Rutherford was at that rendem~ous at that early hour to see us off. to go home and advertise. 144. with more zeal and love in our hearts than ever before. September 11. i s 5.Yearbook Yearbook At that very moment a three-colored." says Dwight T. the territory Par the first car was the road between Cedar Point and Sandusky. said loudly: 'hch. advertise. is 215."' This involved a united effort in holding simultaneous public meetings throughout the earth. advertise the King and his kingdom'-Yes. . Monday. all ready to advertise the King and Kingdom In the field service. I was unade to go.'." Now it is clear. F. the Eulbtila. Never had anything like that happened in their lives. operated by two colporteurs. however. and Richard Johnson and his wife. . this work was accelerated. no?' " "Brother Rutherford's car was the first one." remarks Sara C." declares Ora Hetzel. it was arranged that from t h s tlme forward congregational prayer meetings held every Wednesday mght were to devote one half of the pro ram t o relating testimonies of experiences in the work. Mter October 1922 the door-to-doorpreaching was greatly facilitated through iniorrnrthon appearing in the monthly service instruction sheet. the BzcZEetitilz. burnin with enlhu~tasmfor the preaching work ahead 05 them. Worker No. But in the early 1020's a change came ahout that was linked with house-to-house Kingdom proclamation. Now. 1923. as our little girl.p ear a lar e center picture of Christ and the words ldvgdvertise tfie King and Kingdom. . Pralst! and Testimony Met-1ing. recalls: 'That was a dramatic momenl." ?5d . "the joy and the excitement of the brothers. cxcIaims George D.' But there was more to it than that. giving tc~stimoniesand engaging m prayer. Regarding this. o n ~had i! bccn R n occasioq for singing songs. Our assignment was Milan. "Words cannot desmbe the feeling of moving ahead. So when field service began to be stressed. Oklahoma. thirtysix-footIong banner is unfurled above the speaker's stand.'" Yes. EoIdly they h8ye been advertising the King and Kingdom. Clara Myers the next. t o enable :lass workers to engage in the ReM service with ihe Director' appointed by the Socict~r. "Brother Rutherford was in the first automobile that started that morning. that will never be forgotten as long as I live." 132 RlOTlVATED TO ADVERTISE !l'HE KWGIdORT And they did it! In fact. some miles away. Ohio. cornpany [congregationl got busy with the preachmg work and memorized the canvasses [testimonies1 as they came out In the BdZetin:" AIso in 1923 the Society began settlng aside several Sundays a year for a "world-wide witness.' I was in a group of seven. H. RESPOMDYNG IEO BALLS FOR CXRRATER KINGDOM SERVIUE] Jehovah's servants had done some house-to-house preaching for years. He had invited my wife and me. turning t o me. her sister. Ohio. . On it a. Gangas." For that matter. Sister James W. Kenyon. James Woodworth. Brother Rutherford took the A r s t house. How the audience a plauded! OId Brother Pfannc. the Shattuck. T . Sietenlist adds: 'The Wednesday night fnmting ?ater on mcluded a consideration of the Society's printed field service sheet. CIara M ers. 133 . bceker waved his vioen above his head and. God's servants have been doing it ever slnce. As a stimulus to this work and to further encourage the brothers. prompt. conventioners were afforded opportunity t o advertise the Kingdom before they ever Ieft Cedar Point. Well. "My card of 'Instruction to Workers' was No. The flrst Tuesday of each month was set aside as Service Day. . was "Service Day. Ruthexford was there t o 'see them off. Bennecoff adds: "We were aroused to 'advertise. "Advertise the Ring and Kingdom"! "You can irnaghe the enthusiasm." Advertise what?-Why. The enigmatic letters "A D V" mean "ADVERTISE. James Gardner writes: "An important advancement began on May 1. We went by houseear. It was something that was written indelibly in my mind and heart. All the Bible Students were encouraged to advertise such lectures as "Satan's Empire Falling--W1Lions Now Living Will Never Die. T. John Fenton Mickey adds: . and so on till service was completed and they returned to the convention. Meetings o f the Bible Students continued t-a supply rich spirrtual food. When the Bible Sfxdents left Cedar Point they were aglow with the spirit. each carrying five or more pnssengers and a goad supply of BibIe literature. Questions were printed R a an aid to sludy.Especially arrctud was thc micl-weelc Pmycr. Group studies of The Watch T o w were Rrst organized in 1922. had become ill .Ya! Und now ve do it.

I. SO why hesitate? How gladIy we went forth. Even t o this day Sundax is a good day to go forth. 11:15-19. From the time that the f ~ s alzgeJ t blew his tmcmpet." SEVEN ANGELS BOUND TEED% ~ U M P E T S Back in the 1920's. I have the letter written orderlng the book. . but for some reason I forgot to mail it. Myrtle Strain says: We mostIy explained what the books contained and tve used quite a bit of salesmanship too. knowing the world was against us. area. North Carolina. Often.' and so forth. "Of mursr.nl1 Irrlurn visit. 'rho bnrlr-ci~llwork was not em c o u r n ~ n tl llm. we would give the whale outline of God's purpose. What: a crazy Bunch of people!' " Often thefr efforts were rewarded with fine results." Boldly ~ t :exposed the clergy's disloyalty to 134 AT TFJG DOORS Would you like t o join some Klngdom publicity agents in their house~to-housepreaching work 01 the . Sometimes we would take an hour or so at a house. X started to leave. T7rom that time on the accepted c17ery iece of literalure guhlished by the Jociety. as the winds were of gale force. Wil17you pleasc ~lr'rtrnlsr. was fathful in service and in meeting attendance until Iier death in 1963. true Christians played a part in dramatic events on earth and they continue to share in them right down to the present. 135 8&y. however. Ai any rntc. Moreover. Iowa. In those days our auto had no hard tap. . howEver. it soon was seen that Jehovah was directing his people throughout the world.tn c:ornt! J ~ A V T C to s r r ZIS ngaln soon. Christendom has been pelted by a figurative devastating hail. but she wouldn't let me go. They had 'devoured' the lilcrnturc I left on the first call and wanted mom. We took box lunches and ate in the cold car. There . Most of the time we had to drive on unpaved roads. though God's peoplc did not realize it a t the time. It was difficult to keep the car on the road. all of us drenched through !o Ure skin. h& mother and I have been graying that God would lead us to the light. and when mother comes to stay with lrjr n p l n shc will read them too. Additionally the canvas top had blown hack and kept flopping in the wind. n o power steering. She met a woman who rnanifestcd great interest in the Society's booklet Tulk&g with the Dead and accepted some literature. house in Washln ton. For instance. "I recat our Little group of flve worlcing the outlying towns in the Des Moines. One day. We finally made it back into Des Moines. The other day my mother saw an ad in a magazine telling about a book on "spiritism" and how one could talk directly to God. We would get stuck in the mud and woulrl havc t o shave boards under tile wheels to get golng again.God's people enthusiastically adopted a resolution enhtled "A Challenge. You are the answer to our prayers. rvl~cnher mother was there. no power brakes. Jehovah's servants were busy advertising the King and Kingdom. "Some were wondering how it would go. We have een members of the Methodist Church all our lives. after spending scvcral hours in the work at Newton. and rvc do so constantly.Yearbook Yearbook During early 1927 in the United States the work of distribtrtmg books and booklets from house to house for a contribution began to be carried on every Sunday. "Those early days in association with Jehovah's people are filled with many never-to-be-for ottcn memories.a"? Explaining the activity. Iowa. and while some were complainhg about 'coming around on Sundays with books. She told me to order the book and see what we could lcarn from that. about thirty miles from Des Moines. with fine results. I'm quite sure that onlookers thought. zdding: "It did set off a wave of ersecution in some places." remarks Martha Holrnes. nor a heater. beginning with Adam's fall and going on to man's restitutio:." comments James Gardner. 8 :1-9:21. heavy exposCs based on Bible truth.] Now I'll read these books I got fmln you flrst. As seven angelic trumpeters blew them horns. [That Ictter n c v w was mailed. that aster [Sophia! my Arst back-call. Our car had hutton-on side curkains that were used when it rained or snowed. they then became involved in the thriIling f uldllmcnt o f apocalyptic prophecies. At times we wouId leave b e f o ~ e dayligl~tand stay until after dark. I promised. But it was a call from the 'faithful and discreet sIave. AU we hear i s money.-Rev. Cavr r 1 n ~ lcrritory and leaving literature wns slrcssrvl. I ~ v u r l tback as I: had promiserl. g l u t wits to Ire my first Imrlcr. Julia Wilcox has not forgotten one day back in the 1920's when she was a new Kingdom publicity agent working alone from house t o . a severe windstorm came up. but recently we have stop ed golng t o church because we are not getting anytEing there. we were invited into the homes and then when Ihe householder showed interest. It d r d s me reat juy t o be able to report. This is her story: " ' I know the Lord sent on here today. money and more money. Sister Wileox says: "Not wanting to detain her. . no air condltfoner. Well. (Rev. 8:7) It all began during the Bible Students' Cedar Point conveqtlon m September 1922.

MilILcma more In So~rlgn languages were publisl~ecl nhroxd. bolic angel. but also sllowed thnt Ihe people had fnl?m into darlc ness in Christendarn whic.0~00(1~ymbolie horses went forth "to Itill a tIilrd of l he men. Ohio. From that time onwnrcl. and a mlllioti or n1nT-P cnples of this edition reached the puhlic. Hnll. rot l crlt~c-']'Kc? Rrrnetly. t h a t wns just the beginning.MlO co lea of the msolutSon "A Testimony" w e r e dlstrlhute$ tmou hout the earth In tract form In many Inn uugea.t.000.lmate!y many millio~~s of copies nf It In tract form wcrc mrcu!ated in various Inn~yagc?~. dcsus' mloini ed follozve~shnvt. Tn time.P. 11) Sirnificantly. 1925 God's servants heartily cndor'sed n rcsolul ion under the title "Message of IXope. In December 1923 printing b c p n on Ihe tract.flI. Illev. a1 the Bible Slurlenis' chr~nvrntlon n i July 'l0.That October in.g 4 hat the ague of Nations was the political exprPsmon of thni: It\n~dom.To thls (lny. The action began with n notablr cvcnt 01 3927-an international ronvenlion of tllc Blblr! Studcnts In To. Thus ill(? ~uoplewpre informed that Christendom \vns not enjoAng t11r light of heavenly b u t h and divint! fnvor. The Jntlirtment also wns pubUshcd in T?w Watch Tow% Agnjn. $:12) During R srglonnl convention at Indianapolis. II nnd Vlc fiuppurtln . The newspaper mace had hrcn PU~I'I~RSCR for a cons~derable sum. m e n the sixth angel Zllcw hia t r m &. some 50. N:R.c~lllc~* Il~rlhrar'fo~~d t o a vast audicnce in IEcryal R!C(?~'I. four aym. California.c~ndon. QirlsZr~rrlom (her CathoIic and Protestat~t clcrfry nnrl llrr rhucrh mcrnhers) has been laid bar@ as J'nlsc In I ~ c s clnlrn to being real followers of Jcsus Chrlst. Rcsitlrs I h c mIIljons of copics published abroad. and it continues 4 0 do so. . 1924. were untied and 200. n r n t l ~Inan y Inn~aliorisadvocating God's kingdom. In time.545.47X.d P fm t h e People.000.'s spiritual llght." which contained the convelitio1-1 rc~olutlon.000. b Ili. mngaalncs and verbal testimonies Jehovah's sttrvanta have FP 137 continued to poht out that: the teadlln~sof Christendom's clergy are not waters of Ilfc.400 wmbe pl'mled In the Un~ted States. pictured by the restless 4'sscn. puhllc ntidrcss Why World l3rwc1-3Arc.I ppraled to shecplikc yrersons to turn. Thrtnrti h c y whol~hcnrtr!dly adopted a r ~ s n l u t i yr. the Bible Students held a aeglannl convcntlon in Lon Angclcs. on August 24-31. Moy 30. 50. and Inrlividunl Ills. Came the year 1925 and the jot~rthr n 1 g d i ~EMm@m stood poised for action. ~ e s i c htho rcsolutlon's publlcalion m TJIR Watch T m r r and Th? noldsn A p . entillcd "A Warning. 3" ff ." 13. Tllcre they ovelwhclmrngly approved the blstoric rcsoIutlorr." It exposcd t!lc~ fnllurtr 01' Chri8tnirlom's chlergy to aid in proclnimlng llitl l i i ~ i ~ d o rmcsn fi:~l:(qnd."Ji txposcd t Eie false and God-defaming dart r-incs t zwght I>yC:hristendornls apostate clergy nnrl shnwcd thc tlrad. By radio. hut l o God's kingdom as 1 1 1 ~"only remedy for nniional. !.ngelIc trv~mpettw. Indrerl. Indiana.nglnnd. 311s trumpet wns hlown and a third of the sun mnon and stars wen? smitten and darkened." It matlc lovln expressions. Under the direction of the second u. The ranvrn tion resolution was incorpo~nterl in t l ~ ctract rtltftlcti “Ecclesiastics Indicted. not to l h ~ clrrgy-supported .'OC' Wlwn ill@ third n n g ~ tMew hi8 Irrcmpr.--T(c!v. Yhr! Dail?) N m ~ sof London devoted n Iull gngc t:o the ~rsolt~lionand R synopses of Sunday's pu l l ~Iecture. part~cufarly hy thr printed page. bonks. T Is exposure of human schemes deviserl agakst God's kingdom in the name of religion stung likc the Rilng from n ~corpion's tail.nlltlrt? "A Y'iatlmnny I n thc! Rirl:ys of the Wo!hIrl."Proclamation-A Warning to All C:ht-lstinns. along with an advertisement of Ruth~rlnrrl'sMonday night spech. the clergymen were making the pro (Trlnk sometlIing hitter as wormwood that waul$ result in lhclr splr~luul cl@nth and eventual deslructlon. 13." rlrllveretl on Sunrlag. R:10.27. In Columbus. 8. 1 of that year the 13ihJc St litlcnts hrId nn InternntIonnl ronvpnt ion in l. lincss of the seligIous course in which l hcy nnrl I hrlr politiral associates were lcading tho en le. a third of tllr wafers mere turned t o wormwood.000copies were distributed. Mass rllsttlhulian oI thnt ProcIamntion was only the hrgfnnln~.'' But tllose rotlicnl dements cannot give lHe to 1nnnM11tl c?i2hrr1 no Inore than hlood pourer1 out from thr! Il~unanllr~(ly a m give life. but lead to death." Those "horses" picture the mcnns OE publfcIzing n terrifying judgment message.onklei T ~ Rta~da?. (Rev.136 Yearbook Yearbook God by participating h !he war and thereafter re~ d l a t i n g1 3 s Mesmanlc lnngdom by holdln.000copies of whit11 wcrc printed in the United Stntcs. nxlroscil the Sntanlc origin of the Lcngue of Nrlljan~and polnled out the clergy's failure to support Cod'a Mcsslanic W~~gdom.ONI coptr~ of Ilte resolution and supportmg maiorial Iwgnn to 1~ tlistrll~uted earth wide. 1922 45. The attack of syml~ollclocusts wne heralded whm in the spring of the f i f t h uttge'el aoit91ded ltls tntn4 1926.''The failure of tlre clergy in 1111s regard h:ls h ~ e n n major factor in t h e rise or radLral. 192:23. Similar iniormntion upprarctl in 1 1 n~ ~ w l yrebased boolr DeZiveru?~ccnnd 111 the I. booklets. On htonday morning. (Rev. God's prople enlhuslast lvaily a d ~ p t ~ a l resolution tcl-n?crE "Znrlfrtrnci~t. League of Ni114ons. 9:1-21) O n May 25. r~volutlonnl*y elcmcnts.an August I!-26.11 rlnlrns lo he thc! worl(1.

C. F. ahancloning Babylon the Great. tthc wwld empire of false religion." Through t h e such Christian ublications have been produced y the hundreds of mt~ions. In time millions of copies were placed in the hands of the common people and the rulers.520 years." declared the Philadelphia R ~ m dof April 17. the nations of the earth. with his executive aficer Jcsus Chnst. Thus millions of symbolic horses began making an assault against Christendom. July 24. "Giant radio chain hears Rutherford. [Rev. New .F watcl~~ m . cloing so under the contra1 o f the anointed remnant. P A RADIO PIONEER LIFTS W ITS VOICE "Radio Tells the World Millennium Is Coming." or 2. hy printed page and public discourse." So began a newspaper report of J. thc resulutlon and spcech also were circulated tn a number of languages hy the mfllions in the booklet T k e Pen les F r i m d . duly 3QMAugust 6. 1922." the resolution concluded. given on Sunday. resulting in Satan's full restraint and the compl~teoverthrow of his organization. 11:15-18. Michigan. that t h e may receive the boundless blessings which the *lrnigKty Gad has h reservation for ihcm. That period ran out around October 415.138 Yearbook ronto. 9~13-19) There. Rutherford read a resolution addressed 'To the Peoples of Christendom. f o r then the dele ates heard the stirring resolution "Declaration Aga nst Satan and for Jellovah.t A ~ a.-nev. it has been sounded throughout tllc wwhe earth since then with increasing volume as Jehovah's servants continually carry the message o f God's kingdom to the peoples o f earlh. saymg: 'The kin dom of the world did become the kingdom oi our &anl and ol his Christ. Ontado Canada.000 residents of Pennsylvania. 5. and he will rule as kin forever ancl ever." which makes up approximatel a t h ~ r d of mankind. that resolution *declared that because Satan will not surrender his wicked rule over the nations and peoples. 1914 CE. as they stood and shouted their approval of t h e resolution. when the Bible Students gathered in convention at Detrolt. F. 18:2. F. continuing: "Judge Rutherford's Lecture Broadcasted from Metropolitan Opera House." Among other things.-Rev.'" Reporis of thnt ''Declarayon Agafnst Satan and for Jehovah" and the su porting public discourse were publjslied in Thr nolRe. How supporters of Christendom must have a~onized under the fiery heat of certain statements in that stirring resolution! It and the accompanying public discourse were published in the booklet Freedom for tha Peoples. August 5. in the Coliseum on kunday." as wen as J. it pointed oyt that God by. Thus a message supporting M d ' s klng&m by Jesus Christ and in defiance of world rule by Satan and his instrumcntalfties was trumpeted forth more than four decades ago." a thunder of ayes burst forth from those present. Dramatic events took place when the seventh angell blew his -humpet. y. It urged sfncere pcrsons to axandon Christendom so as not to be destroyed with it.E. Millions of persons heard the proceedings by radio over an international chain of fifty-three stations. The people needed to know that through the Messianic kingdom then established Jehovah was ruling as kin that he would soon "bring to ruin those ruining earth" and that persons fearlng his name would be colaborers with him in making the earth a paradise. Rutherford's first radio address. will emancipate mankind from evll and bring everlasting blessings to all. from 607 B. the 'Tour angels. Christ will establi!h righteousress in the earth. Furthemore. Furthermare. "the due time has come for all who love righteousness to take their stand on the side of Jehovah and obey and serve him with n pure heart. The peoples were urged to give their heart's devotion and allegiance wholly to Jehovah God and to his King and kingdom. At the conclusion of Rutherford's supporting speech "Freedom for the Peaples. Rutherford's supporting public talk "Ruler for the People.. When would such things be heralded world wide as by the peahg of the 'seventh angel's' trumpet? That Yearbook 139 globe-encircling announcement began i? 1928. But. April 16.' " Although the kingdom of the worfi of mankind rightly belongs to God. at the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia.000 persons heard 6. "Greatest hook-up spreads to all paps o l the world spcech condemning organized clergy. Especially noteworthy was Sunday. Message is Carried Over Miles of Bell Tele phone Wires to Howlett's Station. 9:1319. w ~ l l act against the Devil and his forces of evil. "Loud voices occurred in heaven. 1922.and thousands of persons have responded favorably." dcclared the New York World of hlonday. Jehovah. July 25. "Therefore. Talks into Transmitter. 4." H i s visible audience was a mere handful compared with an estimated 50. The subject? "Millions Now Living Will Never Die. 1927. Pennsylvania. onward he permitted Mngshtp by an anointed descendant of King David to lapse or be interrupted for "'seven times. about 15. the largest network to that lime.

.. By 1924 in the United States there wert. "A 500watt composite radio transmitter was l o c a t d in the city and purchased for the station. nnd (\ucntually thr. many young me11 Srom tbc Society's headquarters in Brooltlyn assisting on weelrends. only 1.A V ) Yes. that mnny hecarnt! morc nfitute 111 l~andlfngcases involving dchovnh's pc~~p1. Rull~crforil. Rutherford ant1 a few advlsers f l r ~ t touk claim to some hvenly-four acres on Slaten Island in New York city" Borough of Richmond.m. Opporlunitirs for dmrnailc work over W B B R pre~ ~ n t r ?thernsclves. And tk? call lettcr~~ a e i g n r dwem WRBR. One day he rccefved a letler from the president's ofice of the Watch Tower Sociew.tin lhr! heart o f the woods on the land and said: All xi 111." TIlroughout the winter and on into the summer o f 1923 construction went on apace. tI Mnxwcll G.m. Ry midOctober he arrived at Bethel and was put t o worlr washing dishes! "Had I not had enough of washing dishes in the army? thought I. A erson could then buy a Tactom-hrzilt crycltal scl witR.r"&I~yed n part in t h ~ s . In 1023 Falph W. Thus tbp air waves were used to expnsp the roc. some of Jehovah's s~rvantswere arrested for prea$iing the ood nrws on Sunday. S:g rhrl .064 Biblo Stndrnt9 prcachlna from house to house wrqkly. J-Ts I~nd rn~rlcargone i n t ~ n s r rlrarnatic training at the t?rlilownc*d('I( y TIICR~PI' 111 Z ~ ~ r l ~Swil ' t i . There were plan0 solos. programs wit11 good music and cducatlonnl talks were radiocast. high school. In the United States it was not until 1920 that regular commercial radio broadcasts were made from IJitt::hurgh's station KDKA and W J of Detroit." he Iatcr wrote. ?'t~nto r r m e t l on Sunday evenfng. ~ h l ein hear us? License from the overnmen. Thla kc uickly Installed and all was ready for the flrst hron\cast. 13~3. Tllc lraincd pr!rformers and musicinns whn w o ~ ~ k r din Il-iese prcacnlniions made up "The ICing's Thcar er. 1924. Friend shared in this. Those were t h e early days of radio ~olfun1. I?.m. Lloyd Hul'lclt oncc stated: "One Saturday aSternoon the president of thc Society. So. All was now ready for Ihc! nrar hrondrasl. Brother Rutherford. this is another test. These rlrnlnan cxposrti Ihem to public shame and exonerated C:od'fi servants. J. lie pointed to a syot . "Emotlnns were running high. sinking. A few dnyx later "The King's Theater" rlnplicated thp corrrtroom scenes with astounding rr:rlism. would you consider devotfng all your t h e in the Lord's service in this behalf?" Brother Lemer dearly saw 3ehovahPs hand in this and could not reIusc to accept t h ~ sopportunity. took some ol: us with him t o Sraten Island. That marked the beginning of 51c dei~ndc. to know whether ye love the Lorn your God with all your heart and with all your soul.rc~rluci~~l! nnd rlirerl ing BjhHcal rhrunnsl nnrl rrr~ list lra 1~ej~rar311(:21ons 01 murt trials of .judgcs bwame so frightencd that Ihr? fipotliaht had been turned on them.lc~hovrrl~fnvorr!tl IIrolIisr Prlcntl with the unr*xpc*d ~lrivilel:c! or ~. and on Sundnys. Taking us back t o that interesting h e . Upon arriving at the propei-ly that had been purchased. Ohio. It asked: "Noting that you arc n teachex of radio . Jehovah's servants of the early 1920's were relatively few in number. often local judges wmt? Catholics who rnanifcstcd prcjudlm In the courtroom.Im. rind In brlween was the feature of ihr Fro~l. In 1922 J. the pmsccuting attorney." Each evenina thereafter from 8:30 to lo:& p. as well as upnn tnlsguldr?d policemen and prosecutors. We are g3ng lo build a radio station on our land.' (Deut. "Would tile Arst broadcast be a success? Would anyone br..c:. [luring that period God's people recognimd the far+reacl~ingeffects nf radio ant1 considercd it a fine rncnns nf r c a c h i n ~tlir! masses with the Kingdom rnessagc. to broadcart had Wen obtaind.. Durlng court trials of truc! ristianu. t l ~ clecture by the Society's president. Michigan. .140 Yaurbook Yearbook Jersey and Delaware who heard the speech on pdmItlv~ radios In their homes.ear hones. boys. Trained pcrformcrs n:tcnded Ihc Irinls and studied the voice and fntonntlnns of the judge." 'The King's The&t(. Fchrunrv 24.lon~ "Rattle of New Jersey. on the average. Courtroom cxchangcs werp rccordcd In shorthand.hFo hon~s.lrhnvr~f~'aChi-1st Lnn WI l nesxrs hg clergy-influenced. F.tnl~att~n."' But a month later he got started on radio work.f ~ + n m to 10:30 p. but not until the 1930's were radios with huiK-in loudspeakers and aeria 1s prmiumd. from 3 to !5 p." 311 1929 a t South Amboy. arrland." admits Brother Leffler.' And did we rlig! Every weekend during that summer we were at it. X concluded. recnlle. nnrl so forth. "Then X remembered the scripture: The LORDyour God proveth you. New Jersey. It was m y prlvllege to throw the power skftch on for that c t s i bioadcist and away we w y t . That &-st pro nm over WBBR continued for . Years Inler . g a e r w a s teaching radio theory at the Alliance. ]~t'r~urliH?d jarlg(-s ~tndproncrutors in America." Brother hffler . Mere is where we start digging. usin uncouth language and even betraying eeciesissfica5 nlllcs who sotifiht to rernnln In the background. ho Iny: f o r the hrst.on thc subject "Radio and Divine Pro hecy.

Ilbcrry Rntl ha ~ v o u i d you arrange t o broadcast 11'" It ivoug?%~ lwrn uitp difficuI~to say Nn.1~<)wtlcd clergymen in t I ~ cwc)rlrl'!" Tl~r*rrpl y tvlis nlllrmnr lvo. a new l. however. Rutherfnrd spoke aver a network of Afty-thrrtl stallons from Toronto. F3rolh~rLefller was on his way to the CIllcago area tn work on t h e corudruction of another Sorlety-owned rndlo station. Why? Well. WImt led to thls unprecedented network broadcast? A serles of wcnts. I?. Tllerc wns more to the radIo wnrlr of the Society. l'hc Socfcty sold the station on April 19. Rutherford acccplcd 1 IIC orrer. rnrs! n 1917 the Federal Cnmmunicnllonr.when J. 3uIp 24.000 nt Toronto. So it was that as BrotIler Ruthcrfotbd ~ p o k eto a convention nutlience of some 15. EutT~rrforrl. Canada-the largest radio chain forged up to that time. Brather Lcfflcs also installed transmlttcrs for 01 her slalions. this one with Ihe call lel1rl.r'vic:r!rendercd hy Nc!w Yorlc radio stations $ F h nnrl WJZ. up. howrv~r. Also. Three iitpr. One day X F.OC(F-watttrnnsmlttcr was purchased. F.wntt transmllter. Howrvrr.tlir most promincant sl:it~*nmc~n. ~t is much inora dfcctive t o speak tn t%c p c o p l ~in their hnn~ca. Ontario. So R goad witness was bcin givcn. 1927. Iatvr rcassip-teri to one less Pavorahlc. Under the Radio Act of ET2T the So+ rlrt 's slnilon began a proceeding befol. WBBR Yearbook 143 As already noted.:c.000 watts. Aylesrvorth voltmlarily said that he woulr1 b r p l ~ a ~ etod broadcast a lecture by tho presidcnl of the International Rillle Studcnt~ Assodation. Rutherford delivered the ullly~ lectura l'Rul~rlor the PeopleJ7to on audience of f 2 . rnlllfons more heard him by means of a htherto un xrnll~led ratllo network. . when the station began to oprrate in 1924. In Detroit.R~ilhrrfordcame into Ralph tefflcr's room laid a map nf rhe UllItcd States on thr! tahIe. It began broadcasting \pith a 500. Rg 1957. lrbl trrs 1~41nrrrninff i t s procr:lrnR wrhrt!r~c~civrd from K n ~ l n n d Alnsltn. ?'llcn Mr. Mhhignn. when Novemt~er "4 ardved. 195T. ~nrrnllyto show that it would not he r l ~ l to ~ tpctmit Evnitlt to occupy part of the time. Nntur~lly. where they can ask questinns nnd recclve furlhcr InslrucLion from the Word of Chd.iivlng has hnd over illc radio!' Thc EIblc Students were involved In Anothcr notable radio cvrnt In 1925." zvns ths reply.lrlly but manrtgocl by Its representatives. F. Canada. July 24. not directIy armed by the Soc. and poi@ing with hls flngrr hc said: "I Ilaw In mlnd ioiocatmg bronrlcaslln slr~llhnqllcrc and h ~ and r ~hrre. it was Btntrd: "1 imagine that Judge Rutherford hud ns lar P an au~ l i ~ n cyesf~rday c afternoon as any man f. although hot11 WJZ iknrl WICAF hntl separate ~vavelcngths. Comm~sslo~l ~rnnlcrl WEER permission lo inrrcilsr! Its mwcr to 5.000 watts irr tIic nortI1enslrr& rlirectfon where the ol)r~lniionwan I he grcatpqt. ns well an L o n ~Island and even parts of hrew Jerxcy.rund ill(! ~nrlql 1. I juriug cross. So. Aylrpworl h: "Yrnil* IIIII'IIOF(* 1s 1 0 1:ivc to Ihv pcoplc by rat110 illc njrssnj:lh of 1 1 1 ~reulesl ~ lin~inc~irl. The money sgrnt In ronnrclion with rncIlo oprrnllons could Ile t~srrt In some other w a y to i~clvnnc*~ tllc Interests o f Grlrt'tr Idngdcm?. MARING RADIO IFfZAIORY Durlng the 1920's Jehovah's people not only pioneered In establishing one of the enrly radfo stations. It was carr~ed hy a radio network that linked 107 7 .there mere (i2 congru~atlonn ivithin N r w York pity and a peak of 7. In a lctter received by t k Sui. but the Rgrrclnenl warj not kept. 1927. providing this would not lniarlerc with othrr slntlons operating on tbr snme Iraquency in wir!rly scattered parts of the Unltt!rl Stntrs.000watt ower t o mare than 27. 0 ~ . WBBR was a s s i g n ~ dt o hronclcasl on alloilier wavr?len. and so the answer was Yes. Ontarlo. 11tIs clucstirm was 1>lu l ~ o ~ i ~ i r t to r v l Mr.At the hearing (dune 14.s WORD. "If you were convlnoed that the mat Goil of the universe wlll shortly put in opcrat on IlZs pEnn for the hlrssing of all the famllles an11 natl~ns of the earth with pence. hesides 322 full-time puhlfiherfi of the good nt!ws.142 Yearbook For some thirty-three yeam WBBR brought lory 10 Jehovah and spread Bihlc h v t h i n r and wl&. S ~when J. Later. Instal" l n t i n n of a three-tower directional nntennn System snlvrd t h a t probIem and this army Increased the 5. WnnR W A S heard in n l r a of metropolitan Nrlw Yorlc find the adjoininf: H ~ R IofP S NPW J P I ' S ~ Y n ~ l dConnrcllthat. on Sunday. Calliforllia rn~rl othrr distant places. Would you h? nliilfnE to cn~inccrthe cnnntriziStionof these stations?" "I'rt hr! 11ap1y to do so.J. life. An agreement had hopn made het~vvecn WBDR and the owner of New lark dty statlnn WdZ tn share time. and still.oth. there was only one congregation of nhout 200 Blhlc Students covcrlnfi n1l five boroughs of New Ycrrk city. F. 15.e 1l1t? Frderal R n J o Co~rlmissiun to be assigned n mol+c dcsirnble al.2563 rovlalmrr~nI Ihe Kingdom.~vclen[:lh.c>x:hrnlrlriltr~n hy d. prosperity.irIy from the Nzi~lonnl Bmildcnsting Company. radio history was mnda by Jehovah's scwants on Sunday. on Sunda A U ~ U 5. 1627) Presirlvnl Mrrlin I-Iall Aylesworth of the Nntionnl nruadrnallng (Ivmpany testified to the r c n t ~(.

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stations, required 33,500 miles of telephone Hnes and
91,400 miles of teXe raph lines, and it was rebroadcast
hy short wave to fustralia and New Zealand.
The Watchtower or 'White" network was organized
In 1928, especially to serve that Detroit convention.
It was so successful that the Watch Tower Society
decided to operate a weekly network of radio stations
throughout the United States and Canada. A one-hour
program was arranged and it emanated from WBER.
These were live broadcasts, featuring a lecture by
Brother Rutherford, with inmductory and concluding
music furnished by an orchestra maintained by the
Sodcty. Every Stinday from November 18, 3926,
through the year 1930 radio 1isf;enersthus could tune
In to "The Watch Tower I-Iour.
Radio programs occupied much of Brother Rutherford's time. A fine witness was given, but he was
unable to travcl or organize conventions in various
parts of the earth. So in 1931 the Society decided to
present transcribed programs. Two hundred and fifty
stations were organized to present these fifteen-minute
transcriptions, made by Rutherford at his convenience
and played by the radio stations at times thcy chose.
In 1932 this radio service (called the Wax Chain) was
expanded to 340 stations. By 1933, the peak year, 408
stations were bdng used to carry the message to
six continents, and 23,783 separate Bible talks were
broadcast, most of them being these fifteen-minute
electrical transcriptions. In those days, one might
spin the radio dial and tune in Watch Towel. braadcasts emanating from widely scattered staiions at
the same time. Often the air waves were filled with
words of truth that glorXed God.
A J7ACIM)IRP TO UALL 'I71ElTR OWN
More and more Jehovah's people wem attracting
public attention. Their historic radio hookups of the
late l!320's could not be ignored. Nor could the eople
disregard these Kjngdorn proclaimers, for their Rouseto-house preaching work was increasing in tempo.
Greater demands were being made for Bible literature
and the Society's publishing faclliries had to keep pace.

Looklng back t o the Iatter half of the 1920'~~
C. W.
Barber remarks: "The factory building at 18 Concord
Street [Brooklyn, New Yorkl had now become too
small and inconvenient for our needs."
It was clear. The Bible Students needed another
factory. They decided to build. Since sufficient money
for the factory's construction was not available without crippling the work in other parts of the earth,
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bonding its real estate t o an amount not exceeding
one half of Its actual value, Bonds were issued in
denominations of $100, $500 and $1,000, and they bore
Rve-percent interest, payable annually. Through a supplement in The Watch Tower the Bible Students were
afforded opportunity to subscribe for these bonds,
rather than their being sold in the public market.
Back in 1926 and 1927, members of the Brooklyn
Bethel family were delighted to see the factory at
117 Adams Street begin to take shape. Before long,
all eight floors of this excellent reinforced-concrete
structure, with numerous windows stood ready for
use. A modern fireproof building, it had more than
70,000 square feet of floor space. By February 1927
it was time to move from 18 Concord Street. "I remember Erotl~erR. J. Martin [the factory manager1
dancin$ for joy with the boys as the machinery was
moved, says Harry Petros. Brother Martin's enthusiasm over the new plant was evident in his report to
~ I I P Society's president as published in the 1928 Year
Tjnok nJ l,hc InturnalionaE BabZe fituc2e~lsAasocictti?~.
'I'hr~eln Ilc* rrrnarltcd that even the factory's crlt~cs
now otlmltled It t o 1 ) ~"one of the Itnest printshops in
lht! crntn. nP i l ~ eworld's printing business, namely,
New Yorlc Clty.'TThc report incIudeil this description
or plan 1 clp~rations:
"Tlw gcncraI plan of the building i s perfect lor our
work. The work all moves downward from floor to
floor by ravity, and in the natural order: Offices on
the top 8oioorj where they belong; typesetting on the
next floor, where it l o g ~ n l l yfollows; the plates go
down to the next floor, the sixth, where the rinting
i s done: mailing and booirlets take up the filt\; binding comes on the fourth; storage, on the third; shrpping,
on the second: paper stock, garage and power-plant,
on the first. Nothing could improve on it!'
As the head unrters staE was nearing 200, expansion
of the Bethel %om@ ot under way. During December
1926 the Society ure%as+ the lot next to its roperty
at 124 Columbia &eights m Brooklyn. Early lnaanuary
1927 the three buildings numbered 122,524 and 126 were
removed and construction began on a nine-story
structure containing some eighty rooms. If: was tied
in with the Society's building completed m 1911 to
the rear and fronting on Furman Street.
"TAUGHT E'ZI 2TEHOVAJT'

Jehovah certain1 blessed his people back in the
1920's and provideJhe things they needed to advance
the interests of the Kingdom. H e alsa proved Mmself
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Students, fn turn, found it necessary to adjusE their
thinking to some exlent. But they were grateful for
God's guidance and were eager to be "taught by
Jehovah!'4ohn 6:45; Isa. 54:13.
God's people had to adjust their thinking abwt
1925, for instance. Expectations of restoratron and
blessing were attached to it because they felt that i h ~ t
year would mark the end of seventy jubilees of fifty
years each since the Israelites had entered Canaan.
(Lev, 25:l-12)A. D. Schroeder states: "It was thought
that then the remnant of Chrkt's anointed followers
would go to heaven to be art of the Kingdom and
such as Abraham, Davicl
that the faithful men of
and others, would be resurrected as princes to take
over the,,govcrnmcnt of the earth as part or God"s
kingdom,
The year 1925 came and went. Jesus' anointed followers were still on earth as a class. The faithful men
of old times--Abraham, David and others-had not
been resurrected to become princes in the earth. IPS.
45:16) So, as Anna MacDonald recalls: "1925 was a
sad ear Par many brothers. Some of them were
sturnxled; their hopes were dashed. They had hoped
to see some of the "ancient worthies' Emen of old like
Abraham] resurrected, Instead of its being considered
a 'probability," they read into it that it was a 'certainty,' and some pre ared for their ciwn loved ones
with expectancy of Efieir resurrection. I ersonaUy
received a letter from the sistor who brougRt me the
trullt. She advised me that she had done wrong In
what she had told me. . . . [But3 I was appreciative of
my liberation from Babylon. Whem else c$uld oile
go'? I had learned to know and love Jehovah.
God's faithful servants had not dedicated them
selves to him only until a certain year. They were
determined t o serve him forever. To such persons
the unfulfilled ex ectations coi~cerning 1925 did not
pose a great probyem or S e c t their faith adversely.
"For the faithful ones," remarks James Poulos, "1925
was a wonderful year. Jehovah through his 'faithful
and discreet slave' brought to our attention the meanIng of the twelfth chapter of Revelation, We-learned
about the 'woman: God's unrversal orgamzatron; the
war in heaven and the defeat and expulsion from the
heavenly courts of Satan and his demons, by Jesus
Christ and his holy angels; the birth of the lringdo~n
of God." Evidently, Brother Poulos has in mind the
very noteworthy article "Birth of the Nation," ap.
pearing in Tka Watch T o w of March 1,1925.Through
it, God's people dearly discerned how these two great
opposing organizations4ehovah'a and Satan's--were

symbolized. They then learned, too, that the Devil has
had to confine his operations to the earth since his
nuster from heaven as a result of the 'war in heaven'
heginning in 1914.

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CELEBRATIONS AND BOILIDAHS

wr early conventions, between sessions as the
friends were chatting together," writes Anna E. Zimmerman, 'you might have seen some friends hand
you their 'Manna' bqok [Dd!y HCIXVGRI~
Muvzna fpr
the Hovseltnld of Fa%tkl,a s h g you to plcnse tvnte
your name and address in their 'Manna.' You would
'%At

write it on the blank page opposite the date o f your
birthday, and when your birthday came along and
they read their text that morning for the day they
might decide to write you a card o r Ietter, wishing
you a happy birthday!'
Yes, in those earlier days, dedicated Christians commemorated birthdays. Well, then, why not celebrate
the supposed birthday of Jesus? This they also did
f o r many years. In %stor Russell's day, Christmas
was cclcl~xatedat the old Bible House in Allegheny,
Pennsylvania. Ora Sullivan Wnkefidd recalls that
IXrother RusseIl gavc members of the Blble House
famil five- or tan-doIlnr gold plccrs a t Christmas.
~ a b I?,
d M. Phllbriclr remarks: "A custom t h a t
certainly wouId not bc camicd on today was the
celebration of Christmas with a Christmas tree in the
Uelhel dining room. Rrotller Russell's usual 'Good
morning, all' was changed to 'Merry Christmas, all.' "
What caused the Bible Students to stop celebrati?~
Christmas? Richard H. Earbcr gave thrs answer: I
was asked to give an hour talk over a Cradlol hooku
on the subject of Christmas. It was given December
192?, and published in Tha Golden Age #241 and
again a year later in #268. That talk pointed out the
pagan origin of Christmas. After that, the brothers
at Bethel never celebrated Christmas again!'
"Did we mind putting fhose pagan things away?'j
asks Charles S o h Brandleln. "Absolutely not. This was
just complying with new things learned, and we had
never known before they were pagan. I t was just
like taking a soiled garment off and throwing it away."
Next, birthday celebrations and Mother's Day were
discarded-mare creature worship. Sister Elian Kammerud recalls: "How readily the brothers all dropped
these holidays and admitted they were g l a d to be
free. New truths always make us happy and
we
felt we were privileged to know things that others
were ignorant about."

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many images and pictures, and which images are made
and exhlblted by men: Jesus was crurilfcd by nailing
his body to a tfee,"

Advancement in understandin God's Word brought
about some other adjustments $n Cl~rlrrtlnnthlnklny.
According to Grant Suiter, the late 1920"s wcrc nutcworthy :ilong these Irnes. Ele says: "hTndilicalion of
viewpoints respecting scriptures and matters of
F E ~ ~ Useemed
~ E
to be constant during thpsc years. $%
cxun?ple, i t was in 1927 that The Wr~tckY'owcr pointed
oul l I i ~ 1the sleeping fajthIul m e m b ~ r sof tltc body o f
Cl~ristwere not resurrected in 1878 I as once thoughtl,
f h ~ life
t is in the blood and that tlif maltor of soinbc-r
rlrcss would properly be modiffctl, lSec Tha W(r!cTb
Y ' n ~ u r ~for
r 1927,pages 150-152,IGR-J(i9, 254, 255, 271, :372..)
F o r that matter, the year bernrr, tluring Iltr Lanrlon,
14Tnglnnt1, convention of May 25-31, 3 92(i, I itqollzcrRut h ~ t c
Inrrl spoke from the platform wElile : ~ ( t lr-rtlIn n busin~sa
suit, l n s t ~ n dof the formal black frork ro:~t thnt had
lung h:cn worn by public spcal;er:: nmong J e h o v a l ~ ' ~
('hrist inn witnesses.
hnolher change in viewpoint involved the "cross and
crown'"symbo1, which appeared on Ihe Tlmtch Tozmr
M V e r beginning with the issue of January 1891. In
S ~ c t ,for years many BibIe Students wort! R pin of
ihls Mnd. By way of description, C. W. Rarber writes:
"'tl was a badge reajl with a wreath of larlrel Icnvcs
ss tlm border and wtbn the wreath was n rrown wllh
n cross running through it on an angle. It looked qulle
attmcrlve and was our. Idea at that time af whnt i t
lnennt to tnke up our 'cross' and follow Chrisl. Jesus
In order t o be abIe to wear tlle rrown of victory fn
rlue time."
Concerning the wearing of ''cross and crown ping,'"
Lily R. Parnell mmmnts: 'This to Rroth~r Rtitherford's mind was Babylonish and should I)@rliscantlnued,
130 told us that when we went to thc ~h?ogJc's l~omcs
and h ~ g a nt o talk, thclt was the witncss in ilsrlf."
Actlorrllnply, refle.cting*onthe 192S Riblr St udems con.
vrntion 111 Detrolt, hhclligan, Brother Sziiirr writes:
"At the assembly the cross and crown eml~lcmswere
shown to be not only unnecessary hut ohj~ctlonnhle.
Sn wc discarded thcse items of jewelry." Somc Ihrcc
ytzars thereafter, beginning with it$ imue of Octoh(!r
15, 1931, Tfw Wuichtowsr no longer bore the cross
and crown symbol on its cover.
A few years later Jehovah's pe0pk flrst learned
that Jesus Christ did not die on a T-shaped cross. On
January 31, 1936, Brother Rutherford relensed to tho
Brooklyn Bethel l d y the new book R.lchm. .Scrip.
luraIly, it said, in part, an page 2?: "Jesus was cruriflpd, not on n cross of wood, such as is ~xhibltecl in

"YE ARE Mlf WWMESSER, 8 A m JEHOVAH''
Fur the world a shock enme on "Bl~clcTuesday,"
October 29,1929. The R ~ O market
C ~
11ad coDapsed, In the
New York Ti?nes, news of Ihls tlppearctl under the
headline "Stock Plqces Slump $14,0l1~l100~,O00
in NationWide !a:m
cde l o Unloucl; 14a11lter'si n S ~ t ~ ~ pMarlret
ort
Toda . Soieaan the Gwxt Pcprr~sionIhnl I'm through
the ?9930's. Yct, durlnp: tMn Ilrnr? o f grnve eco~lomic
distress, Jehovah Eurnlahcrl rlc11 ~plrfLt~:~X
pruvlslons
ople. And lie a110 mndc t l w ~ nvery much
?w'aEaEhr deep lgniflcnner ilnderly lnp the words.
"'Ye are m y witnrsst?s. snilh Jchovnh, r~nci I am God."

- h a . 43~15,AS,

Increazhg emphasis was h l n g placed on the divine
name. For instance, consider the principal articles in
the January 1 s t issum of T h o Watclt TOWWfor severs!
years. They wcre: " W h o \Ylll llonor Jehovah?" 119261,
' 7 ~ h h o a l l;mtI 111s WorZrs" lW271, "?Ionor Iris Namc"
I192131, "I Wilt IJralsc My Gorl" (1929)nnd "Sing Unio
Jehovah" 11!130).

In exalt in^ Jehovah's nnrnc, however the convention
of God's pcoglo al: Colnrnbua, Ohlo duty 24-30, 1931,
was a milestone. ~t wus unlclua in hat extension conventions were scheduled for 165 nthcr places, throughout the earth, But thrit: waa not the rnost Important:
factor. There WRR sn~nefhlng ~nucll m o r ~sl$nificant.
It was linlred with tlir? eni mmtk lettern "JW' appearing on the printed assrtr$>ly program anrl t h e title
Dage of Tlw Mrn.v.~~ngr.);
thr convrr~tlonnewspaper-in
fact, seen in many plnces. "When we ~ o ncar
t
tile
assembly grmtnds," rcbmurlrs Burnice E. IYilliarns, Sr.,
"we saw 'JW' all ovrr llre plnve. But not lrnowing
what it stood for, we n.cle all tr~andering,'What )s this
JW for?"' Sister Hcrsuhel Nclson recnlls: "Speculations were made aa t o what JW stood for--Just Wait,
Just Watch, and the corrcct onr
"
T h e meaning of " J W was rcvealed on Sunday, July
26, 1931, when thrllled convantioncra heartily adopted
a resolution presented by J. F;",
Rutherford and entitIed "A New Name," It salrl, In part:

...

"Now, ~ ~ O R E inI , order that our true position
may be made known, and klievLn& that this is in
harmony with the will of God, as expressed in his
Word, BE rr rmo~m,as follows, Co WIt:
'THAT
we have great love for Brother Charles T.
RusseU for his worlr's salce, nnd that we gladly ae-

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knowledge that the Lord used him m d greatly blessed
his work, yet we cannot consistenily with the Word
of God consent to bc called by the name 'Russellites';
that the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Sociely and tbe
Intcrnatio-nal Bible Students Assorrlation and the Pcoples Pulplt Association are mereIy names of co
tions whlcb as a company of Christian people ye%:;
control and use to carry on our work m obedlenee to
God's commandments, yet none of these names properly
attach to o r a ply to us as a body of Christians who
fallow in the &otsteps of our Lord and Master, Christ
Jesus; that w e are students of the Bible, but, as a
body of Christians forming an assodation, we decline
to assume or be called by the name 'Bible Students'
or similar names as a means of identification of our
proper position before the Lord; we refuse to bear
or t o bc callcd by the name of any man;
"THAT,having been bought with the precious blood
of Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer, justified and
begotten by Jehovah God and called to his kingdom,
rve unhesitatingly declare our entire allegiance and
devotion to Jehovah God and his kingdom: that we
are servants of Jehovah God comn~issioned i n do a
work in his name, and, in obedience io his commandment, to deLiver the testimony of Jesus Christ, and to
make known to t h e people that Jehovah is the true and
AIrnighty God; therefore we joyfully embrace and
take the name which the mouth of the Lord God has
named,and we desire to be known as and called by the
name, to wit, Jahonoh's wit$tesses."
It was obvious now. Those puzzLinff letters "JW"
stood for Jehovah's Witnesses. "1 will never forget the
Eremendous shout and applause that vibrated through
that meeting ,place when the information was finally
made known, declares Arthur A. Worsley. Herbert
H. Boehk adds: "All over the city 01 Columbus the
signs In store windou7s--Welcome r.B.S.A.'-came
down
and they new read, 'Welcome, Jehovah's Witnesses.' "
It was a thrill to receive the name Jehovah's witnesses. Not: only was that resolution entitled "A New
Name" oyously adopted by the thousands of Christ's
anointed followers assembled in Columbus. m e in.
dividual congregations later adopted the same resolution. Jehovah's witnesses had a name no one else
i n the world wanted. But God's servants were deeply
grateful for it.-Isa. 43:,B.
When he was eighty-elght years o g A. H.MacmflIan.
attended the "Fruitage of the Spirit" Assembly of
Jehovah's Witnesses in the same city. There, on August 1, 1964, Brother Macmillan made these interestfng
comments on how the adopting of that name camc
about :

"It was my privilege t o be here jn Columbus in 1931.
when we recelved . . the new Wle or name . . 1:
was amongst the five that were to make a comment
on what we thought about the Idea of accepting that
name, and I told them this briefly: I thought that it
was a splendid idea because that title there told the
world what we were doing and what our business was.
Prior to this we were called Bible Students. Why?
Because that's what we were. .hiid then when other
nalions began t o study with us, we were called International Bible Students. Eut now we are witnesses for
Jehovah God, and that title there tells the public just
what we arc and what we're doing. .
"In fact, i t was God Almighty, I believe, that led to
that, for Brother Rutherford told me hfrnself that he
woIre up one night when he was preparing for that
convention and he said, WBat in the world did I
suggest an international convention for when I have
no special speech o r message for them? Wh br&&
!hem ail here?' And then he began t o t h i d sbouf
it, m ~ dTsainh 43 came t e his mind. I-Ie got u a t two
o'cln~lr in the morning and wrote in shortgand, at
11Is own tlesk, nn ozrlllnc of the discourse he was gofng
ta give nhout the Kingdom, iho hope of illc world,
and about t h e ncw nnmc. And nll Ihat was uttered
by him a1 that time was prepared that nlghl, m that
morning at i w o o7c1ocI<.And [there i s ] no doubt in my
mind-not then nor now-that
the Lord guided him
in that, and that i s the name Jehovah wants us to bear
and we're very happy and very glad to have it!'

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"!€WE -GrP)OM,
TITE HOPE OF THE WORLD"
During the CoIumbus convention--an Sunday, July
26, 1931, at noon--4. F. Rutherford*began his highly
significant y b i i c discourse 'The Kingdom, fhe Hope
of the Wor d." Roth the National Broadcast~ngCompany and the CoIumbla Broadcasting System had
denied the use of t h e i ~radio facilitks. However
Jehovah's worshipers built up a radio chain to send
the messa e from Columbus, and the American Telephone an8 Telegraph Company said, in a nutshell:

"This partictllar network is the Iargest,individual network that has ever been on the air. The message
went out over 163 radio stations in the United States,
Canada, Cuba and Mexico.
Immediately after the radio-ch%n address "The
Kingdom, the Hope of the World, and as part of
that broadcast, Brother Rutherford read a resolution
styled 'Warning from Jehovah-To the Rulers and
to the People.'%ong
ather things, it plainly declared:
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no okhm hup~." It urged the people to take their
stand on the side of God's kingdom, When Brother
Rutherford called upon his audience, seen and uaspen,
to adopt the resolution, the conventloners rose en
rnasse and shouled "Aye." Telegrams from all parts
o f the land showed that many of the radio ~udlenre
likeutiw rose and endorsed the rusolutfon.
Leaders of the world, Including the clergy, were
gomg to receive the information In Brother Ruther.
ford" sonvention address "The Kingdom, the Hope
of the World," and they would be in position t o know
the contents of the resolution 'Warnin
flam Jehovah." Furthermore, they nwded to hr! in?otmPd thnt
God's b ! e sewank had adopted thc resolution rwrillt?! "A New Name" and wn~tltf I ~ e n ~ ~ f o lhe
+lh
Icnown
as Jehovah's wilnrsscs." DisE 1.ihuIjon of I h c booklct
The Ki?lgrlonz, tl1c H o w of Il!c Wur7d m ~ d call this
possible. Resides calling on the general public Je+
huvrtb's witnesses visited clergymen, politicians, &ancicrs and mjlitary men, disCribuling Ihis puhlicntjon,
Within f ~ and
o a half months, more than 8vc milllon
had been circulated and slilI work with the hnt)hlrl
was not nearly completed.
Reflecting on that booklet qmpafgn, Fred Anderson
writes: "I called upon the bishop at La Crosso. H e
invited me into his parlor very cordially, Then I told
him why I had called. I presented the booklet lo hfm.
JTe loolted at it and said nothing. I thanked him and
took my leave. He became furious. As I passed thmu 11
the doorway he threw it at me. It SeIl on t l ~ cfloor, 8 c
picked it up and threw it again just ns I closed thr:
screen door. The door cIosed right on the booklet. C
unly hope that he read it, since he couldn't get rld
of It." Sister C. E. Bartow tells us: "ORC ministel., when
lze re?lized what I had given him, screamer1 at me anrl
said: You little know-nothing! You come h ~ r eto tell
me, an eight-year theologian!' Ifow happy I was to
serve the True God!"

M, Brid ett recrtlls: ''We traded for produce such as
cgg.gs, buqter frrfih and canned fruits, $hieken., maple
syrup; and f traded for needlework-qullt tops, cushmn
Lops, tattIng ant1 homemarle rugs. Sometimes I could
trnrle aomc or (hcse things for m room rent. . . .
[Yrara later] 1 attended a Eile~tdhlssionaly schooll
grncluation ant1 n sislcr' was there who had gotten a
rcoi 01: E I O O ~ S from rnc by t~ntiingquUt fops. She got the
trtitl~ and wns thvn a proner [f~~lI.tlrne
preacher1
nnd her son was Intercstetl."
Ardcn Pate and John C. Booth recall having small
coops on the back of thclr cars so t h a t they could
c w r y the chEcltcns 1 hey traded for literature placed
wii h IndlvIduals l~cklngmoney. Of course, bartering
~n~lhfcntionsfor chirlcens w a s not always a simple
inalter. Lnla Glolrcr wrltcs: 'We lnvered lots of

A BAR!PEFZWl SY8TE3X AT WORK
15ur3ng the 1930's great hardship was brought about
ression. Factories closed tlteir doors. By 1932
over
by
the10,Q 0,000 residents of the United States were
\vltliout employment. Farmers, city dwellers-t he p o p
ulace in gmeral-felt the effects of the Great Dc~lression.
Money was scarce, but honest-hearted ones needed
thc joyous message of Scriptlwaf truth ff individuals
were unable to contribute for BibIe literature, Jehovnh'fi
witnesses often lefl it with them free, But this could
not always be done. What was an alternative? Marga~~ct:

nppcnled.
nut something else also wa$ done. In 1933, 12600
Witncsat?~in tllc United States wlunteerfd to respond
on s tmrt notice for Irousata-house preaclnng on spcdal
missions In nl-ens of civic o position. They were orFanlzrd into sevcnty-eight clivlsfons, eadl division suppl~ed
.rvi!h n numbcr of cars, flvc workers to a car, and
flom 10 to %Hl cars were sent to a trouble spot.
Whcn some Chrlslinns were arrested in the field servlre, this was ~.cportcdto Ihe S o d ~ i y .A call went out
and on a Sunday soon thereafter all car groups in
a divlslon met at a prearranged rendezvous point,

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t~rrltnr$ in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North and
Su~dh arolinn, nnd somc in Tennessee and hlississippi.
Cnn you visunlbc* Slstrr Green and myself chasing
irhlrkens awr Illuse blg farmyards?"
'J'mdlng Iitcmrurc f o r produce and ather things was
not tlt~ns iov sc1llr;h reasons. The people needed the
rc~orlnc*wN r~ndrllrs wrln n tvny In rrwivr it In printed
form. "WP nlwnys 1 I~l~nlfcdbcllovah for sustaining
IN," m y s ~ n x w c * lL,
l L c w l ~"ant1 wt! a7u~ctyabnrl whai
wr! ncrtlcrl In Itlr? wny of food, ahcltcr nnd clolhlng.

DIVIRIONAL aAMPAIQFS

Th1s nlso waa an era of eonddcrahle opposition to
ihc Kfn~dom.wachlng work. By 1928 Jehovah's people
wcrc wl(ness!ng from house la house on Sundays,
nnd lrnmrcltaft! oppodtion nrose. As nrrcsts rose in
nurnhcr during i h r h 1930'9, dehovah's ~v~tncsses
were
uhargcd f alsrly with sl~clit h i ~ ~ gas
s sellrng without a
XI{lcnse, dis t ur-bFng thp peacc and violating Sunday
snhhrilh Inws. Thc Wntch Tower Society esiabIished a
lcgnl dep:~rtmcnt tu rcndcr counsel, and an "Order
o t Trial' nrns issued to help Kingdom ~roclaimers
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generally In the country, recefved instructions and territory assignments and then "besieged" the town like!
" l o c u s t s , ' ~ g i h gthe whole community a wltness, sometimes wlthin as little as thirty to sixty minutes. IRcv.
9:?-9) Ln t h e meantime, a conmiittee of brothers called
on tlle.police and gave them a llst of all the Witncssps
preachng there that day. Any Kingdom publisher nrr ~ s t e d during the campaign was to Call n ccrtnln
telephone number upon arrival at the police station.
Attorneys were 'en Band with ban money to come
to his rescue.
One campaign first got mder way by sending ten
cars of Witnesses t o the territory, according to Burnice E. Williams, Sr.. who continups: "After n lliilc
while those that wcnt into the territory rvould bc
calling lmck saying they had hecn arrestcrl. Then
Zen more cars were sent in until the jail W a 8 filled

up. Then, after the jail w a s full, we would swarm
in. Y o u see, they wo~ddn'thave any place 10 lock uri
up.
after they saw we were determined to 15oi-k
the territory, they would just give up so that we cou7d
go In and work it whenever we wanterl. We w o ~ ~ l i l
aIways ivin out!'
Nicholas KovaIak, Jr., says that the Witnesses expected t o be arrested. 'When the police would arrest
us and take away our 'valuables,' every Witnesrr would
have a toofhbrmak!" he recalls. "The policeman would
ask, 'Why does everyone have a toothbrush?' All o f

...

We expected to be arrested and put In
came qrepared!' They would throw up Ihclr
hands and say, What's the uae?' They knew they
couldn't ptimidate the Wltncsses or slop their

us would

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preaching.
Though decades have passed since those cam algna
in >933 t o 1935, they are recalled fondly hy tllel?
tlc~pantsof tlmes gone by. "Indeed," says John
chinos, "those were thrilling years and their rncmprles
are pre~ious.Jehovah's sprrit made us fcarlcss.

BATTLE OF THE: AIR WAVES
Despite mounting op mition, Jehovah's wltnesrres
of the early 1930% bold$ declared the Kingdom messag@ £ram house to house. But the good news also

found its wag into lnilljons of homes through !lie
mpdium of radio, much ta the consternation of t h e
clergy. Internationally, the Watch Tower Socjet t h ~ 1 1
w a s using 408 radio stat-ions. In the spring o f 1933,
United States Catholics launched a nationwide camaign led by cardinals, bisbops and priests. Its obective? To "drive Rutherford off the air."
Pope Pius XI proclaimed a 'T~olyyear" in 1933. On

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A 141 23, 1933, Brother Kutherfprd broadcast aver
flvrl radio statlena the hbtorlc lecture "Ebect of
11o$ year un PPRC~?
and ProsperEty." In it the vain
hopcs set out for the people by the Roman Catholic
I-Iirrarr-t~ywere brandccl a cntznterfelt of the peace
and security promised through God's kingdom. The
same Irr:lurr! wax srhhcduled lor rebroadcast over 158
stntions on Junc 25, 1933. In preparation for that
't~roaclcast,Ave mlllkln lcnftets were distributed from
t~ounr to house. T ~ Hi~rnrchy's
P
reaction was bitter
rt 11tI intrnsc. Catholic Inr itnitlation increased, and some
~*acliomanagers rrfused ICI carry any more Watch
'I"I,\VCT
pragr':1ms.
In ln t r 1933 and earl 5934, Jehovah's pm le c b
eulnfed i l nil1ionwide pclrflon protesting these &tholie
ncts. Addrcssrrl to Congrcss i t finally bore 2,416,141
signaturrfi. O n October 4, 1431, J. F. Rulherford a p
octired hcforc the Fedelal Co~nmunicntionsCommjssion.
flc citrrl spcciflc infilnnces nnd statistics showing that
C1:~tIloliu )rmrssul-e
had seriously impaJrVedthe f r ~ c d o m
o f wol.ah/,) of Jehovilhk swllncsses and the use of the
rl~illc~
Iri ,uhltc. lnl c r s s l ~ . l 3 c s 1 ~ l t rthe Pacts, rifler recbc,lvTn i/w ,r!sl lrn(lny, the l'rdcrnl Cnm~nunications
~orn!n~srrirlntl[rl Ill l lr. Hstlw, Jr!hovnhls servants circhulnlrrl unothr.~prhtlt Ion ttirougl~oult h e Unlfcd Slates,
Also nclilr.c\.rsrrl to <:r ~ngl+css,
it was ~lrest.nterlIn January
l!):15 wit 11 %,2X11.,12R r;lgnnlutacs,1'Iic sccand petition went
~~nllccilrtl.
Sul~s~clurnltlevelopmenI s nllimalely led to
tlir- c:irculal i 1 1 or
~ 11 I htrA nnlio~i?lpetition, Its 2,630,000
s i ~ n c r sprotcaslctl ucllons of Intlmidation and boycott
ant1 re urslrrl a puhlir: dehntc h ~ t w c e na high oficral
of tho 7,0,n*, n Gal hollc Church and Jut1 e Rutherford.
11, worki;:g with !tiis petillon, Lconnrti
Brawn, Sr.,
says Ite 1'0~1ntl
rnrlrly Catholics who said they wodd
bc Imp 3y 10 hear Ihla dchnte." Thc petition was filed
with t \ ~ c Fprlrral Cornrni~nlcatlons Commission on
Novcmbrr 2, 1'536, hut it also wcnt unheeded.
Though nu Catholic omclnl would debate with RntherEord, in 1937 the Society ublished the booklet entitles
Uncovered." it pFrsenle! hasic Bible doctrines, par.
tlcularly In refutation of f:lIse Catbolic teaehin,gs. *While
thr huusrholdsr followcd along In the publlcatlen, a
\$rilnrss wotzZrI play on n pot.tn2)le phonograph Brother
ltnlhrrford's trrord 6rrIes "Exposed." With the aid of
I tte r ucst ion l ~ o o l ~ ld101Zc.l
rt
S t ~ r r l yNo. 1, a Bible srudy
roold 1,r hrlcl. Rrcitrding !list Frlvin P.Sargcnt wnier:
"I rvns Invitcd I n hrlnq this series into one man" home
and h e inviter1 thrrc altler couples 01 his relatives in for
t h c studies. I t toolr scver~lweeks to cover this and
other subjccts, such ns 'Religion and Christianity.' Of
the eight p5opllr ultendlng, six made thew dedication

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F.00 c anointed ones in heaven. "The Sod~Zy used hundreds of these 33 1/3-rpm transcrlpfinn recortls ta broadcast the Kingdom mes7: c. 1937.^^^" nf the time of the end. Sonir wt?rr:complrte within I l ~ c ~ ~ n s r ~otllcar'n l v r ~ ~ . 157 nnolntcc fnllow~rs. LIE Ihe Society hcgan to expand the preaching work. .d that t h ~ l rhopes were earthly. nrrrrngen~enls w r w made I n have recordings of l e e turrrt hy I3roth~r J. of course. In that dlscotu. Cobb. (Matt. ag r ? ~ r l yas 1Y23 the "sheep" of Jesus' parable of the shcep and the goats were identified as a present-clay earrhly class wIio would survive Armageddon into God's promiserl ncw order. in Washington. "then n gladsome cry and the cheering was loud and long.Isom 199. I-lenry Cantwell tells us thls about them: "In 1933. or tlw vountry. F."over Iralf of t h e audience stood. (Ps. or at times a publlc btilIcll!~g. and. . TI] thls wa we were able to hold public meetingr in t h e v a r k s territories we cbl(b~-! worfcetl.\iill wll h Jehovah. with mnny corning together in permanent studies and evtan joining in the preaching work. IS. First in 1931 wns it made clear that these "Jonadabs" with earthly ho us s110uld "consecrate. jrct cluring the nsscrnbiy of . Up nnd down Ibe strecls nnd over the countryside the .where we could pul on nn hour inlk. '1'l)rv:s wlnnhIr~~y:r*~ p r l ~ ~ p w o u n phono~raphs tl with an i'lr111 i~lrlc-~tl~ nr I nrw nl-m 11nt1nrnpljflrr and loudHIII~:IIC(~I+ tl~nl ol~r*l'nt(l~lfrom hnllrrirs. WBRR continued operating ta God's glory.TehavahRswitnesses on May 30 to Jlmc 3. Rutherford resented In all p. 16:14.~N W ) as R seconda spir. . like hridesmnids nr "corn.~llnl:s. wherens the So( icty's publications of Iclrrn~r had lrcn drsi$ncrl pdmarily for Jesus' 156 millions.Roe recalls that ?it a climactic moment J. Webster L. panions'hf this Bxidc of Christ. but it had starled something--a search. 9 ) In addition to this. But from Intc 1937 onward into the 19401s. 25:31-46. I:Pv. LET ~~ RING O m ? During the 1930's Kin~domproclaimers wed transcription rnach3ncs In Ihrlr search for sheeplike ones. In 1932 It was concluded that this present-day class o f "shcep" had been prefigured by Jehu's assodate Sonadab. D. Jehovah's ple voluntarily withdrew h o r n commercial broadeasgg."' recalls Mildred N.1 onward T h o Wntcittuw~r n I I other ~ Christinn Iltera 1ure provided spiritual food to l~enrlttbut11 the anointed rlass and their companions having earthly prospects. not heavenly. The words 'Kingdom Mcssnge' were seen on the slde of many a holn nnd. of cuurse.C." and the speaker then said: "REF-IOLD?THE GREAT MULTFTTTDE!" 'Thcre was at first a hush. that WRB t h e theme. chap.16) T h e 1931 volume Viwrlicatios (Book Onel identified the pcrsons rnnrlct-d on l l ~ eforehead for preservation (Ezek. Ruthmford askcd: "Will nll thosc who have the h o p of living forever an thc cafth please stand?" Accordrig to Brother me. But Ihe idcntlty of t h ~ " ~ r e 8 1multitudr" referred to In Revriation chapter T w ." says Sadie Carpenter." Soon the convention was ok-er. .increased use was made of the portable phonograph and recordings of 231hl~ talks to carry the Kingdom message t o the homes of After the 1935 canvention some who previously partook oY! the emblematic bread and wine a t ohservnnces of the Lord's Evening Meal ceased partaking. Why? Not dtir to unfatthf~~lnese. . To do this the produced \vl~r~lwrrr cr~llrtl el~rlrical transcription machines. Julia Wilmx writes: "Wo would tlrsl locatr a hoinc.i o ~ ) l t1wo 01" f o u r rrcords to conl1~IvIc~ n lr!c~l~irr.an oltZ lmrn or evtsn a churcl~. On later occasions the Societ s resident delivered public lectures over a network oYrada stations.se It was shown Scripturally that the "great muItItutlc1' w a s synonymolxs with the "other she.s and truclis. we went back to our terrltorjes to search for these sheeplilre people who were yet to be gathered.r!c-r~r." or enter a dedicated relallon. So wr hnd talks for 15 minutes. ~ ssHll understoad the same as previous1y held. F i n e rrsitlts were attntnetl.lrll." F:xplaining this work further.45:24. Then most aP the clay would be olng from house to house advertising tlie talk. Lcffler. who also remarks: wcrc used by fiound en1. and be baptized. ihal clil~awho would be assr~riatedwith t l ~ ?44. . 30 ~nlnutcsnncl n n r hour.21:2. lWRO MAKE PP !cHE ''aREAT MaL. Wr had a vnrl(xly r ~ 1f llcrs(1 ~.Yearbook Yearbook After October 31. Antl. moved when Rrothcr Ruthcrlnrd rlisc~issccl thnt sub. Long had they viewed the "great muRitudC**c6rgreaterom~. Uncrrtdntics oflaut the "great rnultlturlr" were re. 1935. 7:4-15.. %::k$nc to go hack and get those who had no transport ation!' Drlrln~one serfes of twelve transcription meeting& thc same teri?tory was cover& three times Wth Bmle tttcrat ur'e and lour iImes with announcements.Rev.but because they now reall7.-E1? That had been a burning question among Jehovah's peo Ie for years. 'With enth~rsiasmrunning high and renewed spirituality. 91 ns Ille "sheep" of Chrlst's parable." nccordlng to Jtalph IT. Placards in s t o w windows and signs for the Witnesses' cars nlso ntlvertiscil the rnmIing8.

some sound-car experiences were on the humorous side. kept her o w n loud car horn blasting wide open for three or four minutes. "At the end of the message." recalls L. with a spnng-wound motor and carrylng space for several discs. makc a brief announce ment through the micro hone and then play one of the tallrs. Ernest Jansma tells us4 'There were cases of some having their honographs i i t e r a ~ yand viciously smashed right be&re their eyes. The only result was to run down her own battery. . They were vicious and religiously fanatical in those days. too." remarks Julia Wilcox. play some musical recordings to attract attention.lrlyk l~r~:~dquarliri. Jr. Now Imnglnt! yo)rortrsrlt In the ffeld service as a KLn~:(lom )rt~r~lntrnci* some tlirer dccadea ago. this woman drew up in her car beside the sound car and. Then we rvoufd announce that individuals would be calling at the doors to present further information to those who desired it. . 158 WIND U P THE PHONQURAPH! For years the portable phonograph played an important part in Kingdom-preaching." There were sound boats. and their operations were similar. "An organization of 'Special Pioneers' was outlined at the Columbus convention to spearhead the use of the doorste setup with the phonograph and the followup worf with interested persons (first then calIed 'back-calls') and Bible studies with an arrange. 'I have a message fur you. Lennart Johnson w f i t e s : "At one location in the 11th Street suburbs south of Rockford LIIlinolsl one person did not enjoy the sound-car work nor t h e Kingdom message. TIIF honogpaph worlc was not carded on without oppositk." Amelia and Elizabeth Losch tell of an occasron when the recording "Enemies" was played for a crowd on the porch o f a certain home. Cantwell states: ' W e would ga into an area. After the talk ended.. if there was interest. Rwsch.t<)-lrn~l~(. lr! 111nch. Then. however. as xf to drown out the words of the speaker. Even then. ment called 'model study! " L59 ~ ~ ' t ' l r n :. .compact model." remarks Angelo C. One brother in the Middle West stood by and watched an angry farmer blow his madline into ob!ivion with a shotgun. We even heard of some Iamilies leaving the farm work and going to thrir homes. "When I h c I I U ~ F ~ C ~ I O ~ A Copened T the door. Others had them ruthlessly thrown off porches. The sound service performed by Jehovah's witnesses was not without i t s opposcrs. "the speaker would mention t h e book we were featuring and how much it cost. Designed and built by bro&ers at the Srrt." Down the needle went and Brother Rutherford" voice boomed out. saying.s. "but we were sure that everpne needed to hear the good news of the Kingdom. . Ohio. thinking judgmenl day had come. then lleard pellets whine past his auto as he left the scene. one woman took the record off the machine and broke it. About two p a r s later the Sociel had one of Lighter weight. About: 1934 there was a strong. the p h o n o ~ r a p h Iayed in an 11pr2j:ht porlllrm. Soon Jehovah's witnesses in general became "phonograph-minded" and more than 20. a new vertical-type honograph wnfi Inlrorluced. 1937. .. The publishers got some exercise with that one. and they said It sounded like a voice coming out of the heavens talking about God. 81 i i r l 1 1 1 ~\~ot~wt. 'You can't taIk about my pope like that!" . "At first some people got frightened. . at Columbus. The phonographs used by Kingdom publishers them selves underwent change wit11 the passing of time. Elwood Lunstruxn gives us this comment on that gathering: "At this assembly the work using the ortabh honograph on the doorstep was introduced! ~ o r r n e z ywe had been carrying the phonogra h with us in the service." Giving his recollections. Henry A.Tlt!!~rnc~tlclgrearly facilitated pl-rnrhing wnl-lr. demand exceedegipsupply as thousands of Kingdom proclaimers wound up the pl~onographand let truth ring out for all to hear. it weighed twenty-one pounds. was significant. a t r m e n t i o n s in 1948. With 6 discs. Then we would present the book and plfce it. evidenced by her car !lorn getting weaker ancl weaker!' On the other hand. For instance. September 15-20." "We were never rude.I p ~Iiti . In the development of this work the general convention of Jehovah s witnesses. J1 c v n hnd a rubhyhc~Iefor literature. these fulI-time pubhshcss went: to warlr. Manera. E. comments George L* McKee. we would say. Equipped with portable phonographs." Shortly after that assembly about 200 specially chosen pioneers throughout the United States were sent i n t o the large cities where there already were congregations of God's people.000 of these machines had to be manufactured a t the Society's Brookl plant in just two years. Sometimes on a rpiet evening with the sound car stationed on the top of a hill overlooWng a small city in the valley below the sound could be heard miles away. . adding: "They might be out in ihe field at work.Yearbook Yearbook message was heard. Overwhelmed with uncontroIIable emotion. but we had only played it &en invited inside. far away from the sound car.

another way to prove our loyalty to him. Further development o f it came at an assembly in London. this work was given the dignity that it deserved by being called information marching." Why. D. and some would actually strike us with their ffsts. we used what was known as a testimony card. which people were asked to read. To assist us in our work and for better coverage of the tedtory.Yearbook Yearbook 160 Despite opposition. infomation marchlng was discontinued after October 1939. In fjart. Years later. reading: ' S ~ V E H e aslred me whether I thought putting such a slogan on a third sign might not neutralize that catcall reaction of the previous night. doodling again with his pen. e Accordmgly. At this late date [Che 1970'sl. Eberle.] Handbills were also distributed."says John 8. bad its start at a convention in Newark. Its IemInation. by Watchtower announcement. Jr. we would relate to them thc equivalent of what was on the card. information marching was "the hardest work of all. and tvc were anxious to prove ourselves willing to serve him in any way he asked. the phonograph work went on. front and hack. Thinking back to the Newark convention in 1936.."' At ttlmcs there wan open hostility to information marching. In 1938. A. as another test of our integrity. during 1936. F. These were short rinted sermons." remarks Charles C. at J.Since the British government for years had denied us the use of the radio for our educational programs and announc@ments. Sov rda.. New Jersey. TThe publfsher was "sandwiched" between the placards. I reported that we aroused much attention. September 9-11. $here peopIc refused t o read it. but we are not participating therein in any way. then. public demonstrations of all kinds are carried on. in this way with tho three signs alternated we conducted several remarkabIe parades before the dates of the assembly." She also says: "Each pfacard read differently.'My.~ t h ~ f i nresults. 161 celed off and gfven t o me.this parade method proved must effecthe for notifying the public. call us al! kin s of dirtv names and say we were Commnlsts. England. or hecarne annoyed bccause of not having their glasses handy. Gradually. nor can anything that wc are doing be confused with such demonstrations!' sheet was AND ~ ~ I R E LT S~ T I E KING! Y. "In Yome towns like Pittston [Pennsylvania] wc wrr'c not reecrlved I~ospilably. all religion in totality was had. with nearly a thousand brothers marching through the central business section of London.' So." Ursula Serenco observes: " g i s was the time when we did not designate 'true religion' nnrl 'false religion'. use of this instrument in the field service dropped oft in t h e 1940's. They wodd throw things i t us." During the 1938 London convention. The next night Brother Knorr and I led tke first s eclacular parade that came ta be about six miles brig. Th(* Ilve we referred to as 'worship.rovoldng signs mounted on sticks. he instructed that this slogan be printed and used for the next parade tw? nigh!i." For Gladys Bolton. Among witnessing aevlces employed in past ears was the testimony card. Every othcr marcher would carry the 'Face the Facts' placard [advertising the public talk to be given at Royal Albert Hall]. Rosa May Dreyer remarks: " 'Sandwich signs' or placards hung from one's shoulders. hut t h e one that stands out in my milid is 'Relidon Is a Snare and a Rack~t'! h o w the clergy 'loved' that!" Concerning thc sign el~gronIs a Snare and a Racket. I said. "Mnny people would spit on us. After 1944 this decade-Iong preaching campaign with the phonograph began to be replaced by oral witnessing a t the doors. some information marchers carried very thought. 'Communkts. John and Helen Groh explain: "Publishers of the good news were not so numerous as they are today and not so well trained. shows Jel~ovah'sdirection in the matter.' So he thought for a few minutes. what a spectacle that was that night! "The next morning Brother Rutherford called me t o his office for a report as to what happened." Grant Suiter reminds us that. but he adds: "'This unusual and successful means of directin the attention of many persons to thc minislry of $ehovahis witnesses was unique in its time. did Jel~ovah's witnesses engage in in. as well as ils use. while the next would camy the sign 'RELIGION IS A S N AND~ A RACKET.' while the false wrts ' ~ I l g l o n . farmatton marches? "Mostly because we felt it important for the people t o know the facts pemining to false worship and the oppositron It was showing toward our Christian work. were used to advertise Ihe main talk. Manera. comments: "We loo!red at each new feature of service that would be outlln~ldfor us to do as another way to serve Jehovah. Another ANOTHER 8- .s later.g B . ~ciroedcr(who then had oversight of the ociety's branch office in England) tells us: ". Angela C." TO ADVERTISE THIE: KINGDOM A significant work that brought Jehovah's people to public notice. introduced late in 1 9 d and used well into the 1940's. Rutherford's suggestion. That we d ~ d . 'Yes. that many called out after us. while advertising the Ring and Kingdom.

After the Arst few weeks. "By the time we got back downtown there was an 'extra'. . But Tho Watchtower and ConsoZation were yet t o come to pubIic attention in a special way.(predccessors of torlny's drcuit overseers) asking them to try diffc~e'entways of g ~ t t l n gTko Watchtower and Consolufion Into iIle hands of the people. . subscription campaign. In this activity.Yearbook SPREIADINQ "TRUE WISDOM'' !CHROUGH WAGAZZNES Kingdom publishers had excellent opportunttles to help gather the "great cro~vd" and spread true wisdom by offering subscriptions for The Watchtowsr and ConsoZation in their house-ta-house preaching. During the first Consolation. Brother Robbins adds: "When we were released we went back to the Kingdom IEall to reorganize and see what we would. in April. however. Jehovah's servants took positions on busy street. .. the Kingdom proclaimer might call out. Texas. sendin them a sample bn ." Other slogans included "Exposes the religious racket" and "Thc Watchtower explains the Theocratic Government. We were . VJe cut the cloth and sewed it into magazine bags. . . m o t e me. some years ago.006 new subscriptions were obtained in the United States. wearing over their shoulders specially designed and lettered magazine bags that identified the two journals and indicated the suggested contributionfive cents a copy. 8. Grace k Estep states: "At Arst thcrc was a kind of stunned surprise mingled with amusement and sometimes anger. . a group oineci him In street witnessing. not the mobsters. the Witnesses were not injured. "Publisl~esfacts no other magazlne dares to print. Would you like to know how the idea of magazine strrct work developed? S. E. "Wily not try something Like that?" he reasoned. tells us: "The publishers of the Passdc." The Society made arrangements to provide magazine bags. were arrested." When Brother Johnston visited the little congregation in Concord. and this lime we tried it on the business streets of Oakland. Some brothers wcre a little timid a t first.the privilege of making the magazine bags for the Society. We reorganized and went right back. We were oint: lo do 1Ihs for two hour% . California. congregation had .000 new subscriptions. gursuing a dignified murse. How were we oing tn hc rerrivcrl? What would be the reaction of our nelchbors :inti lownspcop!c? W e wcrr! excitcd. Robbins recalls an angry mob that assaulted him and other Kingdom publishers while they wcre doing magazine street work in San Antonio. Consolation on the cther. So evcrg time we saw a rnagazme bag. corners. . The first annual Watchtower subscription campaign took place from January through May of 1939. put colorful silkscreen inscriptions on them-"Watchtower on one side. when Jehovah's witnesses in the Un~tedStates alone oblained over 93. Neediess to say. 163 The Sodety Sodety." Recalling public renctlon. newspaper out and the cry of the newsboys was: Jehovah's witnesses arc run out of town.. they just gave up and were conveniently engrossed in conversation or window-shopping as they ran the gauntlet oof street publishers. .' and here we were all over the streets again. 2:20) How? Through magazine street work. As things turned out. They did.tw~zaloft. and then a great deal of embarrassment as people scuttled from one siac o f the street to the other in an effort to dodge ihe neighbors to whom they didn't want t o speak and yet were ashamed to ignore." What was it like to make one's ArsP appearance on the street corner with The Watchtowsr and Golasolution back in Fchruary 1940? Peter D7Mura answers: "Row well 1 recall February 1. ~incs. which had its start in February 1940.'' At t i m e s moh violence erupted while Jehovah's servants engaged in magazine street work in those earlier days. At this point. but they. "True wisdom" wo~rlrl virtually 'cry aloud in the streets! (Prnv. I made my report t o the ? Yearbook . New Jersey. W m * tvo surprised! 5 s we rnllcrl rlut 1110 pro r r slogens nntl npprnnrhcd ~ P O ~ I C WP llnrl surhcrrs. Holding ConsoEa. 1940! . O n Saturday and Sunday all who ualified and volunteered would assemble al Brother *rank Catanzarops pants factnry and have the privilege of sewing the magazine bags for our brothers throughput the country. Vera Coatcs. . but the street work caught on and we started getting orders from other companies Ccongregatiensl for magazine bags. Jr. passers y were attracted and many responded favorably.$I% eneh plamd mnny mngn- . Johnston rwalls that in 1939 t h e Snciety wrote t o all zone servants . and saying that they would make announcement in the InfomanE soon. He writes: "The folowing week the Reusches made us more magazine bags. Brother Johnston thought about newsboys with bags over their shoulders. do next." Magazine publishers were urged to be moderate in s eech on the street. thanfing me and all of us %r the experiment. . . S. tht? Society wol~lddo the nntmg.. M a y and June 1938. For instance. Nicholas Rovalak. Dave and Emma Reusch agreed to malie magaxine bags an? their daughter. we fe& we had had a little share in advertising Jehovah's kingdom. 73.

For instance. according to the Bible. Ursula C. Thus the year 1932 witnessed the replacement of "elecuve elders" with a group of mature Christian men called a '"errvice committee." The attitude of some of the elders toward the house. October 5. Jesus Christ. Robert Dawson. that a11 ~ l c r l a r lP ] ( ~ ~ * F l~ntl H 2 1 1 ~wlhungnllllutlt! or splrlt.. Barber. "many of them were truly dedicated Bible Students. 1932." says Edith R." whereas dcamns "would be used as ushers. . we met again at the appointed time to elect those who had been nominated." The elders and deacons were elected congregatlanalIy each year by a showing of hands on the part of persons associated with each congregation. Norris. for one thing.lhr? apastlcs or ovvrning bocly. the qualifications Sor 13fficewelae read fmm 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus J:5-9. according to EX. (Ps.2 8 : g 9. and that cerlriinly was Scrip." Clarence S." explains Herbert H.'Vehovah was shcphcrding his people. as well. Our electivc elders opposed and tried to +disc?urage the whole class from taklng up or engaging In any part of such work.." In some places.wny or thinking. hccorcli~~g i o Roy F.ll the meeting held on Wednesday evening. W. . Earton. "Electioneering and rivalry" are remembered b Sister Avery Brirto!~.t Nearly all other congregations promptly stopped electlng elders. really witnesses of Jehovah.had a feeling of superjority a ~ i d wanted only to give talks. "appoinled. at Apollo Hal1 in Brooklyn. who says: "This caused divlsgn and factions among the brothers and sisters In some congregations and sume would not even speak to others of another group. Whnl rlr?termiuef the spiritual caliber o f those selecl~cl for co~i~regalionaloversight?" asks Henry A. had to answer this question: "Am you willing fo partieip~te service work?" Certain elders . Pet. elders "mould lead in spiritual matters. of Sepiember 1. pages 265 and 266. prablems arose in electlng elders.4\ "Only R few ~ t ~ r nlw:iys . 5:1. back in 1929 cnndiiidates for elder and deacon in Pitlshurgh. 21-4) Among God's people from the 18Ws down into 1932. Rlic?+b." "When the list of nominees was completed. Men who were voted into the oficc of deacon congregationally assisted them. turnl. passlng sInlilar resolutions." New World TransZationl related to stretching forth the hand and meant to be a voter at those elections of class leaders. (Matt.to~house preaching work was of vital concern. as well as the issue all October 15. page 314. I'iuzzey observes: "Many of these elders were fine mature ChrIstIan brothers concerned with the welfare of the congsegatian. The class began to take sides and division began to manifest itself. 1932. She adds: "Others were critical of the articles In Tlta WnEcl~z'owsr. So a specific pomt m q h t be made of that in the yearly voting. according to Sister J.not wnntmg to accept it as still God's chnlr~elof truth. and he was pleased to use such men lor ihe benefit of his dedicated worshipers. "then it was thought that at Acts 14~23 the Greek word rendered 'ordained' [King James Version." Tt H 111111 Id n(avPr h(l roncluded. 80:3. taking care of the seating arrangements and helping out in material ways.o(I'E~ P D P ~ P( L. Abbott. M.l W e did not then know that it came to be used in the srnse of avpoint or dcsfgnatr! by. Many faIlh~ul1 tllschiir~~rl t b4s rtlsponsltlilltles RS Christian ~ h . giving talks and taking the general oversight. Older rncrnb~rsof the Brooklyn Bethel family still rec~." says Ja1nc.Brenisen. a teinposary change toot< place. 1 Pet. Luke 12:32. however. 25:3146. Instituting the new arrangement in 1932 Ied to some . "As to voting. hc answers: 'Well. asking for the guidance of the holy spirit fn making our decisions. 34:11." 165 Problems sometimes arose in connection with fleld service. as the assistance of other shepherds within the Christian congregation. no novice was selected. Prior to the business meellng. * ~ v l ~ w * rOEf q (.s A. always trying to Influence others In 111~11. According to C. John 10:1416. "we were earnestly adrnonishcd to consider carefully and prayerfully the qualifications and capabllilies of each one nominated. they enjoy the aid and direction of the Fine Shepherd. Rothsrhn?n. however. Some 300 members of t h e New York congregation ihen passed a resolution ending the electing of elders in New York city. Pennsylvania.Yearbook certainly not run out of town and were not about to go!' 4 ~ L E C l T V EELDERS" In Scripture. .16)In addition to his tender care. "Elective eldersv supervised congregational activities f o r many years." James Rcttos remarks: "Some would even become very angry if they were not voted in. 1932. conducting meetings. (See The Watchtower. ( ~ llirowlng ~ t i i m h l l nblocku ~ in lhe way of Iht! prenching worIr. With the coming of 3932. God's people are charactedzed as shee having Jehovah as lhclr heavenly Shepherd.: elected by the con regation to assist the local servrce director wlzo ha6: been appointed by the Watch Tower Society. Ilcndrix. Ezck.Serenco writes: "All wet: along well until the announcement came of all ialring part in house-to+housewitnessing with literature and paficularly the Sunday houseto-house work-this in 1927. [See Acts 14:23. Jn part. men who had been voted into the ofice of cldcr congregatlonally supervised congregational Bible studies and lectures.

q:~~r rsnlling their principal meeting places the "Kingdom Hall of dchovah's iitncsses. makes rlch apirliual revisions far his people." From I939 onwtlrd. But the heavenly ldngdorn lvns born in 1914 C. fAc'ts 7:1?1 1 way asked not long ago. The Soclety appointed a zone acrvant to visit each congrrgatiol~and ~t?nerall spend one week with it. F. litter1 thcln l'clr nsselnbly and used them as Klngtlom lInlls.neaIdes. 183. T h e Watqhtowev arlfclcs "Unity in Action" (May 15) and "Organtzation" {dune 1 and 15) showcd tlfnl al~ll~ority to appoint overseers and their nsalslants d ~ t not l rcst wit11 indiviclunl con~rcgntlons. THE 4 d m aEIW ~ ~ ~ Jehovah.:rcgations m a zone gathered f o r n zono ttssembIy. the vast rnq~ontyof the con~rcgntloniand those associated with them accepted l l ~ corgnnlznttonal adjustment ~ratefully. rlcln. .t qnr Bible and worship of Gorl. 10:24. A I . for thosr?.. Zhc co11. Writes Grant Suiter: "Org~nlzntlonnlIy we were assided by the counsel of TFLPWrrlclrfurrri' nt May 1. (Rsv. P ~ l l cfittingly reE % e d not long ago: he KingrIom Hnlls are attractive on the mbfde. there could not he a more ~pproprinlcname. ?nlnthrb ( : r ~ u t ( ~nrnoullt r of lnbor In hztll(1Enj: Iirkr I>rv*nr*rml~~ltnrlvrlI-ry our own hrol hcra nnrl I I I I > A O ~ t ~ * ~ *Inlvr~-nI ply IVI.' thnt Is. and he says that it "was tnaugur?. who were of the earthly class. lowever." Z O m SERVICE R!iXENGl'IlENd m ~ ~ ~ morr.F: v ~ ~ ~ l s increasin~ numbers of the " reat rrowdl' streamed into Kingdom IIails hack in The 193OPs. mT. m y nnrl prndlcal on the R ~ i d r . and certain +d!vlduals left the or~snlmtlon. Pmnsylvnnl~l. ~ A T ~ ~ Pwrre ~ P made ~ ~ s for an assembly hall in conllcctinn wlth t~mnchI~uilding.he use of Jcllnvr~lfs rnoplt~.rworlrl). . But in 1937 l%rc was n change. 'It~~lherlord. "Jnnarla hs" cauld become "company servants.rc." k Yearbook 167 Amording to Damentco Flnelll. "We see how J ~ h o v n h w a s paving the way in preparation fnr Ilir! grrni Inrrrnse that was yet to come in. ndtllng: "It certainly opcncd new horizon!. in time God's people hc. Why do you people cr~llyour b u l l d l n ~a "ICingdorn Hall"?' I replied 1l. and the few that dld not soon lorit Ihdr spirittu~l vision nild the privileges they had in conncdlun with ICingdom service. pitgrs l!i9. Ihry ~ l v t !a ~ I l c n twtncaa ns wrll ns rnnf r. About twenty congregations In n pnrtkuhr area of the country formed unt: zone. tn 1927. q~lrsllng t hnt "The Sacicty" o r ~ n l l i z cthr! congrrgation Irlr stmrviw and "appoint tllc v a r i o t ~wrvnnls thrreof. Dtirill~:that yrar. 251 Often God's modernday servants have n e t In privnte homes ~ n t rentcd l public buildings. to the effect t h a t Zliosr? who were o f Ihe dnnadah class [having eniallrly prrls rctsl rnigllt Ilc nppoint~!l to positions of service i n $6 canErcj:nIlons. llowcvcr.d with a ~ b l i ctalk by Brother Giovsnnl DeCecm. the heavenly Shepherd. 1H2.' Our Kfngrlorn Hnlls are devoterl exclusi\?ely to the business of the A l m i ~ h l yGod and 111s kingdom. WP h~tvc! not: I~ndlo r e ~ n r tt c l V~i~llrllnf:ilnrl lor111'r w ~ ~ ~ n l z n l l ~(of rri~ the Dcvll0. rhe August 15 issut? 01 TILE IVtitrlr~nruer 11olntcd out that Sonadabs cuul(l serve on ~ c ~ r cornv i ~ rniliecs and In oihcr similar capadtics In thc conlpnnlrs Icon~regntions3."According to T?!ctr~ntcltlolrrcr. 1937. in t. ' l + l i r a nipit111rlnil I I H N C ~ H r('rnaIt1 wllh. t\e general use of the name "Kingdom E-Iall" rnmr: into vogue from 1935 anward. t l ~ cWnlch To~vcr SotieQ's president.Tehovnll1s wlbnesacs In varioua places have rent crl hullrllngs.It was sug~rstcrcl ttrnt congrcgatinns t l ~ r o ~ ~ ~ hl tct r~ u worltl t co~E i(lr*r n rrxsolution prt~srnled tn %Iw: Wrrtck totrmrr. L. l ) ~ c r e1 0 reAs . This auditorium was cl~:s!gnated Icingtlorn I-Iall. slljilit y locally. A great art jn fecdinl: them played by Christian meetings. all those who would fill t h e positions of rcspon. 7::)) I1 wns the zone work. Iilic myself. Frorn tinlr to time. 0DEVZXOPMENTS IN ORCkANadTIONAL STItIJClCUXtE For many years only brothers wlla were anointed followers of Jesus Christ filled posltlons nP re8 on~lbilltyin the Chrisdan congregndon. In 1938 there was another signiffcant orgtinizationnl development. Tlir silmc was true with respcet to thc ismcl\trsl 'tcnt In the wildcmcss' many years ago. So. pcmrsrrtiur l r IIPW Intrrrst C~cl'at home' wlic*n l l i ~ yI ~ I I ~ P Illy .. the R r s t Kingdom Ed was built: ert Roseto. &eb. an activity lnegnn thal was rloslgnerl to strenglhcn IIle congregations 01 God's people. So. vlsilerl the Hawaiian Isfands and Inlllntrd l l ~ ( ! establishment of a branch officejn IIonolulu. ~~cnovnlcrl buildtncs or rbrected new structures to serve as places to n7cr.t.Yearboolc 166 problems.nt the very Llrst m~nniiuggiven In rrly dictionary is: tlall: nil ediflcu rlcvntcrl tr~ public husiness." snid Norrnnn Lnr'son.." or presidlllg nverstters.E. (See The W ntchfou!cr for 1938. since they arc! nltrnc$Ivt!In R prar:incr.) Most congregations nrlapl r(T this rrsnla. IIis pllr usc tvsr lo sircnyfzen the tongregadon orgonizatfona\g and nlso t o aid i t in Llie preachir~gwork. W. countcrpnrt of rlrcuit work today. I f qualified members nf thc dnolnlcd l'rninanl were not available t o seive. Orten congrcgatjflns have purchased proprr t y.

on Monday. r ~ r nCollrl v ol Ill* Ilnllcd !ifntlna. Bcc:~usoof thclr willfng acceptance of the theocratic insl~uctlnns. 'ltutlrc?r~ord W R S approached by the ~ssocintcd Preas nnd usketl Sor an official statement regarding ~ I I P v i r ~or . Much uf tlrts llnd I f % utnrt in 1935. "pusl~lng and shovlne: us out of the haL1.% persecution. No one else sn2uLed l11c [lag. instjtulcrl a sulr n ~ ~ l n sthe l hoard of education.mcnt w:ls Itrrnistled. In one place after rtnotl~cr ChrJstlnn~ wcre persecuted hecause 01 their I31blkal position on flag sa. llaving p i n e d entrance to tile Kinf:dom IlnEI.Philbfick remarked that Rutherford's answer "rnusl. Jrme 3. FAgar C. the. F. "'Tieiir spirit was RI ~-ollgnntl tlreir npprecialion for our visits was l o v i n ~ l ycxl~rosscrl.ibln xnIvr!lion tu I t .uHl~rford spoke on thr subject "Saluling a Flnl:. 1935. durlng a nationwide radio broadcast: on Ottoher li. whn r~fusr-rlto anluir) t hc 31:la in schr~ol n t the heginning af t tic? sclloot tern]. Pennsylvania. and cuntinrrcd t111+oug11 Novrmber of H.Court revrrsctl I h~ favolbrl h l ~Jlldfl~nt-n I . (Ex. 3!)35. l'lirr~. For instance.Yearbook Yearbook celve BiblEcal instruction and spfrltual nld." "BALVATION BELONGS 9'0 JETlOVJWZ" A strong Christian organization ccrl ainl y wna n&ed in tllosc days because Jehovah's w l l ~ c v i e smtbre tlie objccls of inten. Ihr! Icader I~uoclretleverything out 01 my h. t t ~ c lW l t r i c s ~I ~~I ~H ~W I ~ tHi fnvor~ihlrtlrclslon in the Circuit Court c j C A rjrr*~rln. two Wjtness cllilclren werp cxprllcA I I ) Il~ls ~ rcnson from a pubIic school at Mlnersvillc. He told the canventlon nutlienco lhnl 10 snlutc nn earthly ernbIern ~lsct. The suit was begun in thc I:ntttvl States Illstrict C ~ I I I -lor t the Eastern District t ~ fPennsylvani.1!14(1.t h r i c love jor the truth.look the same stand nt f~cr'school in SlidIlltry.20:t-61 The reply also showed that Christlnn parmts primarily are responsible for teaching tllelr chf ldrccn onti that the children must be 1auy:ht thi! truth ncmrdlng lo their parents' understnncling an(L appr~cintlonof tlic Holy 168 way as of October 1." Tlrr! sliuntion became worse. A s presi. 13. hrlve bern heard b same young people fara whtm l h ~clrnols ~ opened lht Tall ~ u t l d ~ n lirc?ndlln~s y npr~rnrrdIn 1l1r Boslon ncwTspaprsnlmut a gounc hoy In I. narharti Mf~redath. ''Tl1~3~began act in^ Iike n prtck of demons. IYEicn thls t i ~ ~ t s t owzs n rontcstrd.~ Iolcrnnt and did not make an issue out o f it. . 1935. It was OH September 20. I I I s nrlme w:is Carleton Nirhnls. wl I11 11Isn~t t'oun C U ~ scquenccs. 7T.Ted homll's witnesses on this mat jet." Sotir I<.so forth.11. D. thls reply to t h e press. nnd . Brol Ilrr ~ltltllcrfax*d rcspond~dt o a query on the flag salulc hy cI~ilrlrcn in school. when R 1 of a sitddcn one man wI10 had came to I11e lncetlng for the first time became very frlghtensd. So. . P. otl'lclkla and t~nclierswere broadminded." This discourse was published In tlie 3 2 ." says Brother Vasrll. on Nov~rnl~cl6.In Sunc 19110 1. Special nervanls were sent out from the Socicty*~ hcndquclrtera to serve at these assembljes..~sachusrits..let Loj~alalC!~. Vnssll rcports: "Thew was siIenee for about a nlinute. and articles began to ny.C.rbs. a t the Wnrhinpton. Jr. The zolw wrlc got unrlclr Jehovah's witncss~s resespect the fln thelr Bibllcal obligations and relntfonsl~lp( 0 Gnd alr%ily forbid them lo salute any Imagr. All o f the companies Ccongregntionsl wcrc! small. rlrnl of the Watch Tower Sodely d . . juni~~crllip. but the prcss dcclincd to pubIls11 it.lleld up a fag and said. Mn. Rlinersvill~ School District.e two poIiecmen wit11 their pistols on their hlps were Insirle with them and I went ovcr to then1 and nslted If thcy couldn't do something. Rutherfo~d sliowed that w)~Ilu 169 Scriptures. 'l'hc strttr. was unfaithfulness to ~ o d ~Zuthcrkod . n moll joined by sonle policcmcn attacked Jehovah's wltncsscs dtirlny: a Rible m e t i n g in Rackvillc. Walter Gobitis. Marplanrl.'break up everythin chikErs.vk.y rt tlct:lslo~io f rll:l~l lo O I I V . 3lttssrtchusetts. L. "I will give you ~ C O P I P two rnlnutes American time to salutr: this flag or thcrc will be bloodslt~rlhere. rhc incid~nCwas publcizcd throughout the country.yni1. ~i[:ns of Growl 11 wrl-r?hrglnning to appear. c+onvention. h i t you could see a stirring among them. declined t o salute Ihc ilny:. 1938. ZIow so? U'eIl." IFut Irrr slluatiorl did not reach the press. snIuted (Ile flag and went out . They kept crying out: 'K111 t l ~ c m !Kill them! .T~hovnl~*s scrvants this would be an act of woi*shIp conlrary to thc rinciples set forth in the Ten Cornmsndtncnls. the ssam day. Nichols. as she had a tcncElc>t-w l ~ oIV\*:I. t h ~snob Icarlel. their response 10 group trel. When thc two mjnufes were up.tnds . They did not even open Ilieir m 0 ~ t l l sor begin to Inlre any action to stop the moh.p a ~ c huof. distribuled by tlle m i l l l o ~ ~ sIn . For instance. S v v ~ r n tnew cwtrmpnnjcsbcgnn to trc forrneil.nil gavc orders tn the mob to . luting. Keitnedy shows how Chrlfitlnns responded t o thc zone w o ~ k saying: . that yoting :arleton B.. others nrterl arhitrsrlly ant1 expeUftl chiIdren of J e l ~ o v a l wltneafies ~'~ from school for refusal to salute the nag.t linrl wan decided in f:tvor o f Jellovnh% svlllnd-sc. 'I'llelr fai her. on June 20.c! nnd their work with the model stutlics. While many school. said tl~al hc! wnuld not do it.A young girl. To .Ilut thrb rsnr:r1nrxl went to the S u ~ .

Ysarbook Yearbook are Nazis. Those who lived farther away went home every second weeIcend.they had opportunities to use what they learned. We tested the students at least twice a year. Instructing there was Grace A. Rut the children had their assignments too-helping in the Mtchen. 3:8. in thc field service on Saturdays and Sundays. fasr tablc. One of the Kingdom Schools was located in Lakcwood. a public school. God's people organized and financed these private schools in various places." At these. and those of the boys on the Ihird. There were many other incidents. who Immediately reported the incident to the Attorney General of the United States. Another Kingdom School was established at Gates. they supplied the needed things to the limit of their time and strength. in Connersville. New Jersey. we went home every fhIrd weekend. ~ v e n t u a ? ~there ~ . As early as 1035 this was done 73 opening private "Ringdom Schools. the Lakewood congregation's Kingdom I-Iall was on the first floor. There was a dlscussron of the daily F3ible text at the break. compare Ammican Standard Version. they gave up tho idea. "Of course. and ." says Brother Erlenmeyer. Fndeed "salvation helongs to Jehovah."' 'This account i s merely qn example. . R crowd gnlhered nt one t h e with llrt* pllr'pclse of homl~ingor hurnlng i ho schnol. school or otherwise. having escaped the mob. My heart swells with. were supposcd to be in. at the most. ~assachusetts. According to a former student there. 13ril sincr the cwnr5rwas 11 J~adingrili*mn of tlie town. So the children were fed spiritualIy. instructing Witness cliildren who had been expeIlcd Irom puhlic schools. How did Fingdom School students fare as f a r as their educatmn was concerned? Llovd Owen. and every school. washing and drying dishes." with every sort of ''official" trying to find some reason to close it.lot[c fervor was not missing among mnny r. Estep.mlril t o uq. the student body increased. . For rnstance. a lawyer of the Witnesses was beaien and driven from town.Isa.eipht ~ r a d e sof elementary school and four of high school. "The friends were so very wonderful. The Federal Rureau of Investigation be an Iooking into the matter the next day.TThey literally booted us out -of tkfe building and into the street and the last year of schooI. love and appreciation when I v i e w all the marvelous things the dear friends &idid in those days."-Ps. Pennsylvania. an[:rlly rrmonstrafln~ wllh tlic owncr for having 1. This time Satan's instrument l o destroy our newly formed congregation and Kingdom Hall had fai1ed." says Sister E s t e ~ . She also states: "The schoolroom was often invaded by some omcial. was a court case. Rqckville 'I'ownshi placed a policeman t o guard our Icmgdom Hall evcg time we heId a meeting so that another such incident could not occur. Charles Eberle. their love f o r JeIzoval~ knowing no bounds. Most of the time Ule students rated one half to a whole grade better than the grade they 170 They were now yellmg: Run them out of town! Run them out af town!' " Later.?thp pnpulnce. And though-there was littIe money. Bedrooms for the girls ivere on the second ffnor. and since thcy couldn't ffgurr out: flow in lmmb Ihe school wllhout bombing thc barbcr shop [in the same building]. I-Iowevcr. God's servants were endurlng such violent persecution because they were adhering strictly to the Holy Scriptures and courapeousIy maintained that their salvation and deliverance from foes and erIIs comes. quali&d teachers from among Jehovah's witnesses devoted their time and energy. Brother Vassil contacted the zone servant. as well as the school classroom. 54:17. FurIh~rmore.' Some of the children in the hall pgan t o cry and some in the mob called out t o throw those brats out of the window. a lrltchen and the dining area." Eventually. always offering help in so many ways. KINGDOM lJOHOOLd CornpuIsory flag salute in schools resulted In the expulsion of many students who were Jehovah's witncsses. !aking out the garbage and so forth. AddICtonnll pnlr. day began with a half-hour Bible study. because of wartime gas rationing. C." With plenty of work to be done. Slster Estcp recalls the school's first year as a ''tumultuous one. thc Watchtower Soclty aided true Cllrislla~lsto provide ertucati~nfor their children."11 was all a sort of community thin^. who taught a t the one in Saugus. but from God. and they persisted fn having 1111s very high rating. and Brother Vassil tells us: "After the trial." . Erlenmeyer. a cook and a housekeeper were on hand. Indiana. not from any nation. W. the 'comLmunity'being everyone involved In any way wit11 the Kingdom Schools." A fine spirit prevailed among those involved with Kingdom Schools.reports: "Wc used t o give the achievement test to see how well uTehad been doing. "most of us boarded right there and only went borne on weekends. eaZlilzg for kinder~ a r t p n . which was decided in ovr favor and to Jeliovah's ~lory. tcacher who had been dismissed because shc would not conduct the pledge of allegiance and flag salute in her cIassraom. for tho purpose nl' flndlng fnult or adding further harassment.

1 : T . Brother Rutherford notm t11rtl hrhlnrl thc d r t l ~ ~ cI sl ~ r ? 11chIcc have twn ~ r i n c h l n ~ ImR.T~hovnh's Chrtstinn witntrasos. New J~rscy. They ado Irvl a policy of appealing ndvrrse drcisicms rendere$ irt )he rottrts. Interest ingIv. F. Al. ns it Is stated In the Introduction of the bonltlct ItttoTeranm?.lm Yearbook Ysnrbook stage the thrilling drama. Ilowever.illrlrt of the Ilr~ltprl 8l:tt~sreversed i ( s positlon In the Unhitis caw by holdSn~fin West Vz'r!gf?lirr SfQtr I l ' o t t . Jesus tolf hls d1r. and deIiverct11 them. ICs~~ecially wn9 l ~ rH ( I ~ I . With Jellovah's nfd they were able to defend xnrl IzrgnlIy establish the goclrl news. 1942. Douglas nl~rl Murphy recantmi t !trIr votes lu the IWO Gobifis flag s n l u t ~case. 3.lngdum Srltools no longer were noccssaw. Why? T o restrain tllc cn.cll)lfis: You wi 1 he oll. Jehov~h'switnesses did not sufCor arrest. supposedly tn gui~rrl the theater. A thr'ce. "nll thme d e s i r l n ~ to live with drvntlnn in ysoctation with L:hrtst Jesus wUl nlso h r prl-srculcd. rather than as proulairri~rsof the gospcl. in 19. T3y 1936 Ihe number had risen to I. O n l l ' l n ~ Dny.. fcrrernent of the compuIsory flng: snlute statute. In hut a fcw pages.j(!ct~of hnliai!d hy all p e o p l ~ on asrrwnl of rny ~~ame. trial a~zrl imprisonmrnt without a fight. thwe were 31. T h e angel of the Lord encamp& round nhout them that fcnr him.social~d with the Christian stand regortllng PRe flag snlute.34: 7) Despite the trying situation. 7'licy say they 1k41vr I w n 'tipped off' Z11rit 1 kbt.8 arrests rrportcd thl'oughout the United States. Improperly. unwanlerl nild unneeded pollm~nc~lr nio\wl in. But we do well to k g l n wile t h raging ~ "battye of New Jersey:' Tile 'opening gun' wns fired in 1928. 1r. Op~lilcrr. 1111 tJiJ): IIOCA not b~rrli:c! t h r puljcrrnon or F31~1r \vrbnprJfi. 3:12) At tlmes persecution I ~ a a led t (I i~rl. Brother Rut t~er- .~ ~ ( I hy tllcsr: staielncnts. . to recreate the many scenes of vtrllant theocratic warfare as Jehovah's servants Tow ht.nlrtt-d on I i l ~ r nntl ~ t l ~ rnudlencc. for liberty to reach.jud~e corlrt unanimous1 drcttI~d in favnr o f dehnvi~li'switnesses.t31vlnr: nt the t healer. ncal' lltc ctj~~cIusion 01 Ruttlcrl'ortl's F ~ Q 1. vxpr~r:Lto 1). I I v p r o f ~ ~ t h ."l3n~lllcr Gangas admits: "I was saying to mycrew: 'Now they will shoot hlm! Now they vdll arrest him!' Bul. d nf J<d?fCatioqiv. hut. the Sul. hcsfdrg their dissenting opinlon."-Phil. THE FfdUNFIEZD XNtm3EMT h vlew of Plainflcld's pramlnence in mnnectlon wlth the rsecution of Jehovnh's mple.r a way to prevent the mrnutfn~ find perhaps tlo away with the s p ~ n k r r .. shnrnc 11 on those pul.111<: "Rut shame upon the priests and clergymen who havc connived at and c ~ u s ~the d persecution of Jeh o v a h ' ~witnesses in order that they might keep the peoplr? in ignorance of thta truth nlld thus shhld 1E1emsclvrs Iron1 rxposure. l'l~ough this did not end all prohlcms ~is. Ii. With Llmt t h e Wntclll owcr Society's i:tW 'IT flled an injunclian suit In Ille UnItrd States ~ i s t r l c Court f lor the Southcrn Dlstrlrl nr Wrst Virginia n ~ n l n s tllle West Virglniil stat^ 33onrd of Education. by a vote of flvc to four. 14rnrbl lcss thry were there at Ilre Snsluncc uf the Catholic h i e n r thy. Arler nll. l!1:l:ll anrnr Arty uninvited. when some of God's S P T V ~ I I ~ ~ S were wrested in South Amboy.atcpped Ille issue ant1 faficd ~1111 rcfllserl to decide squarrly the question as to whelhcr 01. for the first tlmt1 in about eight yearfi children of Jehovah's wJtncssca co~~lcl return t o il~e public schools. who because of fear of losing some clrsonnl ntl~anlilgc have sirle. ( F P O T ~ P Gangus s:~yx tznl durlng tllc c n l l r ~1 1 1 1 1 ~ i 1 1 ~r~l~~uos[lhcre was ttansc?.llc alncers who have heen ready and W i l h i g l a class bTrhovnhta wHne.t h a t tlr~y~ n l a h tserve their own ~clflstzends. I h f ? ' ~ wfr') t that the sclrnol board did not hnve the rlglit i o cxprl from school and t h u s d ~ n yerluc:~tion t o children of dtlhovnh's wiincssrs who worlld not salute tlle flng# That dr~clslunreversed 1 1 1 ~holding of the Suprelne Coilrt in t l ~ cflobitb case.nlion 'I )pealed. pr!rseeurc-(l.M!)." (Matt. Jastic~s lililck.lt>heyah's wit ncsses were class~daR sol Icitors or itinerant merchnnts. June 14. RutherSorr? deel& to hold a publie mretRr: there on titc suhjeet "Wh Is Religious Intolernncc Practiced in ThL Cnuntry '?o:otlay?" For this speciikl program on July 30.. Ilcnrbe. not men can be prevented from preaching thr ~ o s p r l of Cod's kingdom by thr rnactrnent a n d enlnl-crrnvtlt nf mzr niclpal orrlinanccs level~c!against pcdcilars nr~d 11n~lir~u. but Iho d n t Vlrclnla Slate noard o f IC(lur. It would bc Impossible. to re. lfl:22! "In fact wrotr I'nzrF.rsr4 as s e s s h p c d d l ~ rnnd ~ hawkers hr ordet. Rut I'lninflcld hecame t h e center of the Catholic hnttlaflrltl 8lfmcEME COURT RETERWL8 XFk3EtLF On June 8.. Slaw tlstics wcrr not Icept at first. shnmr! u )on I l ~ clawyers who practtc~upon the bench anrl d o r o thr? bnr.. tlla Unflcd Strltex Supreme Court ~*ulcdagainst Jchovah'~ wit~resscsin thr Eicense tax cntir! Jonsx v.3.rstsof Christians on false charges-perhnps selllng ~ l hout l a license or dirpl~rrhin( illr: peaw. *nmmmaAND LEGALLT E S T ~ T ~ T m GO013 NKWR' . Iiuwrver. whlch mas looking i4.lLr! is f : t r t ~ ~to ~ : hr a riot ancl t h ~are present to ~nn!nl:rlrr OI-CI~T."" 1Ps. whether yonn or old. 3943.lhc*mail. 173 acnlnst Ihe Witnesses In that state. ( 2 Tim.

f:orl's sr!rvnnts In D ~ ~ P I ' lrinrls rltrl no1 s h n d by idly. Jel~ovnh saw t o it that they rcrci\~eri necacrl Sm'lpturul coiinse1 and encnuragcmenl .lctt was cItrd.today In nr.. "At thc ~crvicemceting onc nlaht In the pfir of 193k. At the ri-ht timc. n i ~ lwhnt procedures we must tint fnll 10 follow in onlcr lo ealnI~lls1~a sound ha~1:: for T P R ~ ~ action In rlrlrnste nf the! ~ o n dnews i t 1 tlae rwrant mi~virtions wrnilcl wq\hrv nur going to t l ~ c -nlj[bcrllnlch murt n.b.New York." snya Melvll~ Willchrsl rr. As Paul aid.(ler to scntl cablegrams t o I-Iitler. Vil. n l t r r ~ o l ~ r n prayer.'s govcrnrnent. town wl~~nlc> thc congrcgnt lot^ wris nsscml. Tn June of the so.rnr~l!e to aCfefef the householder nny piece of prlnlcd mat1 or. ll thry dlspnlchrd a protest hy tr1rf:r. The ~nnlityof t h e Rornan Cnlllolic Clltlrch was exposecl. R u t f o r the rigors of l i g b e h i n d h ~ r snnly Jei~ovah hlmsclC coulcl strengthen his p ~ oIc.Berlin.SMCR 175 Ilnue bearing testimony to Ids name wlth boldness I hat they d g h t have a part In the vindication R I I ~JOY. or even every n ~ r ~ s led t . After praying Jehovah cnch aroup sent thr! I'ollowlng cablegram: "Hitlcr dovon~rncn[. Your ill-treatment o f Jchovnh's witnesses shnrlrs nll good eople of earl11 nntl rllshunors God's couris of the United Stafttcs. l!ui mnn tlmes Jehovah's ~crvants find t h e m s ~ l v ~Inn nee{ of aid En 111~1. of course. to a court trinl. Jchovnh's Clldstian witnesses by the hundreds were anested arrd jailed during the tt~rbulentyrnrs of the '1930'sand X94U's. they might makc a successhrl dcfrnsc in t h e Not only in the United States were Jdlovnh's witnesscs htkving n battle for frccdotu of: spcech nnd worship. Rogers says thls r~gardIng legal proh2cms encountered by J@1>ovahh's pcoplt! in onc ama: "The city of La Grange [G~orginlhrul framed nn ordinancr t h a t forbade anyonP calling nt a home in LR C.f:lnl:l. Legal pids provided by the Society and fine trardng at service meetings he! d God's servnntia pently.n. Robert E.un I n olllcials nC Z[iclct. ~l nnrl rlisposlllon of the case. tl~cWaIchtmver Socictp cs t nbl~shrrla l c ~ a l dvpnrtrn~nlat Its headquarters In Brookl~. 1t !lad cnrlle Inlc In the year 1933 b$ mcans of the Wnlchto7urr RI'I~C~P 9 ILRI r n E S T E D AND OFF TO a m . 70 niunr. and enrlc:tvorcrl to e ulp Our~ c l v c xl o with the police nnrl judges w lo were con~lanllyharassing us in the field scrvltv?. "Everyone was cxdtcd! \Vhnt toultl It be? Stlnclay n:orning the house was full. Looltlng hack. Morgan rccnlls: "At our wcrlcly smnfice rncctings we sludlctl Qrrl(-r of b'irrt ~ Y P T ) R I ' @ Cb~ the Society. ' I t he irlegraph operator aImosl f ~ i n l e t lwhen Xhr fricnds cnme in with lfle cable ~nessr~gc. But God's people jn G ~ r m n n ynnd elsewhere had hr!cn prppnrwl for the o p p ~ ~ s i t l oan11 t ~ hardsfrips a l ~ c x lo f thcrn. Sunday for something spc*cfnl. ''IFea1' Them Mot. A DTGTATOR EIEkRB FROM TTIIC WlT1YE.rrmnny met in groups ancl. But it Urged Cod's people to con. wo Wrrc asked to be at t l i ~rnccting plnca nt 9:00 am. AllW IN XEIER DEXrENRE FOP Cblatlans those were raith4estlnq umes. "In Kaysvillc. This was aimed at Jrhovnh's wltncsscs uncl wn# only enforced against Jehovnh's wllncascs.'' I-lnrv did the Nazi regime re6 ond? PersecutIen of J~llovnh'switnesses was intensi&d. 4:I. thc Wlt ncsses in C. 'I'hc messncr W : I ~ slgnt-tl ".called "lloly Yenr" a f 1933 Adrll C I1ltl!r1s regime seized the Watch T n w t ~Sot:lety's property In Magdeburg and banncd thc ndlvilics ef Jchovnh's people in Germany as rpgnrds rn~rstlnfsand Illcraturc distribtttion. Thc spraher annuunccd that congregations o f Jrhevn 11's wirnesses world wlilc were meeting. ntltlItif:: "St+l'vnntsin tllc congrcgati{m wlmld $r:l ns proserution and defegse attar~~rys." IKow crlulcl he be sure of this? The city's rrsidentn Icsllfled i h n t all other printed mallcr wns distributed fseeIy In La Grange wthout l ~ l n d m n c e irom the tkut liuritles. Homer L." "l)r*rnnl~s t rntlorrs in servicc mr~tlllngs cnnct ctl pMccr111rrrnlm tlmt? of arrest to 1 1 1 ~c ~ l ~ ~ r ~ l utsr ll otrlnl. 13opp. of fl~rtlholy nnme. Bur service mcrtlngs would teach us llow lo respond when nccoslctl by l h c police. t h o u ~ h thr roprrl y Ivas retrlrnctl that October. published Later and distributed widely. cvcn at some tc1rl:r:tph oll~ccs in the Unit crl State#.wisr God will &r! . IIowevPr. c~ll~c. So was the boaltlet Intole eraflce. It was recelvetl enthusfastically. l'llnar mhlt~gsnmscaused qullr? n &IT. C:(>rnlnny.or yihu itnll yoiu n:~lirrnat pnrty. its well as other plnccs. all at the same timi-.lr:rrorn~r's \V~TNK:-HF=I'"~ l n dtile city (11. "For nll thing# I have t l ~ ealrenrrlf: hv virtue af blm who Irnpnrts power to me. alld tllc nrtlcl~warrled thnl opposltlon might lead to the denth of some fnlthful servants of God." ~ c c u l l s lZny C.174 Yeerboolt: Yearbook ford'8 discourse wm delivered dthout Incident. nsklny: him lo l r f rnl? from persecutin Jehovnh's rv~t~iosars fn Germany. nal every incident of avert op ohlt On. irnd snmc trials' woulrl lnsl for weeks. 1834. On October 7. what our rights aF: c i t l z ~ n swere. 71n helll 'ICtngdom proclnirncrs. l i o l ~ ~ i ~Prom in furthrr erst-cul iilf: J~bavnh's tvl! lwuacs."-Phil."rcr:ills Gladys nolto~l.

E. ~ R C I C ln 19% Rolnnd E. n l i h o u ~ hhe llaf trot done so on that .rhnty-rlf:hl rlnys. "when 200 of us were put In . For example. gntlon. 'like sbcep led t o Iho slnughtrar! " Cltlng another case. He and anolher llruther wcrc in thr sound car playing the recard "Enrmles" whlle otllcr Kingdom publishers were preachin!: from door t o door. the yo\ingrst ))cing six wceks old. wrsr! ~ s s i f f n c da colored cemetery.m. dld not Ilk(? il~rrn. i n 1941.176 Yearbook Yearbook On May IT. Em1 R. Nrw . t w e l v ~In nll.Tcrs~v.ang pt-Isoncrs.wh or thirty days In jail. The next rlny the women were released. \v11o :trlunlly were shackled while workng on rontla from R u n u p to sundown. Nenr mldrnorning a funcrnI procrsslnn cnmc In t Iifi rnrlln gate and stopped while the undertaker 11 ~ll'anchrd us.Inbl.s~and they did hard labor otl s t t c c t s and clsew I I ere. Brother Collier was arrested and rlrar ud with going from Iiovse to house. d." For pmaclilng t h e gooc2 news nt O a r ~ l h c r s v l l l c . Bmlhcr and Slsler Ti. Dale remembers hls unlust conilncmcnt as a Christian at Somcrswortl~. 1'11~~)i+isonwns not too clean At night tben were some 1IZllc creatures crawling over us and 1. Yct. for as we left the courthouse he w a s surrounded by us and Ihen went quickly to a waiting car. this IS h ~ r recollection of what I~nl>prned:.$ne night. necnust! t h e rlly nttorney ordered the dty clerk not I n algn the bond on n peal hy certiorari.dr rlescsibes tile plam nT Eirr rotzllrtemc~nta* n " d ~ e t 1 ~ ~ o n . Many were the sufferings of these Imprisoned ones. 'f'hougll cTc?llr~vnl~'s w l l n e o ~ ~in s the Unllrrl Skntcs were j:~iledoSlcn Par prrachtng 1 1 1 ~Klngdo~rlmcsunge. 1 wit11 29 of US there. unlll 9 p-m. There were a half-dozen men that rrrre in Xlle rear of the courtroom that w e p waltlng to get Brother Rutherford. ~1lrne8 Bennecoff recalls an inddcnt In Colurnbin.'s t~anl t 11 wna Srn [~nlrcvlclnrlnfl thn t iruhnt'rcrr~l lut~." she atllnila. the took us to thc Eyrn In the? snmcr building and there tKey had mats for us lo lie an. they also had opportunity to rio g o d cplrltunlly. Dora Wadams had various oppnrlulrltlcs lo prrcfich whlle in jail.congre. Stster Ad. not Ill$ usilnl one. Sister Uralce writes: "111 Purth Amboy we were arrested and held Prom :LO n. When the Witnesses were tricrl. the people \Irere taking our books anrl litrrature from our cars' and throwing them all rlvcr t h e c o u r t h o u s ~I n m . They are just like angels scnt to irs.. associaled wilh t h e Orilng~. Collier.ln.rqtflnr Inmales there were chain.11 was in Plainfield where I was ht!ltl cbv~rnl. E. 0Ctt."' 15 T)trr. and writcs: "1 slept that night. but 76 mrn u-crtl detnlncd f o r fourteen days in the Troup Cozlnt~ Prfso11 nnrE Stockar!~. Ma:iitnchus~tt~. New . F o r inslancc.New 1Inrnpshlre.Thcy didn't mind t hc jnll clollles. T!u !. Missortri. ford. w h ~ nwe were locyed in our celIs ~VI? henrd pr1mncr." Col~ditionsin la11 colilcf k quite Alrlresaing. S I S ~ P I . 5110 mtrtlnilc*~:"I was first l i n g ~ lrlntcd r 111 ~1ninncl. For inatnnce.four miles outside the city. 176 Witnesses wcrp arrested fm preaching h La Grange and wcrr! jailed. BrotI~erC.S(JRS hnrl to share oar. thry were pronounced guilty and finucl one dollnr r. day sentence in the stockade on Mny ZX. when ncws of thc Witncss~s' rclcnse clrculated in n h'cwnl-k.rcsrl Drillzc says that licr ilrst tustc! of i l l 1 ol~rance npni11::t Cotl's prol~lcwas in t t w cnrly 1930"s rnllc~ls l ~ c wrtr Ilfst iwrrsterl in I:ergcnflel(E. S o u t l ~cardlinn. Sillflway.n many would be jailed at once.l. Sillaway writes: "Nmr iirc c t ~ t lof o u r thirty days my group and another. Ednn Bauer says: %a?y of the irienrls would Ire n m ~ n t dnnrf taken t o latl on fIrr trucks with sir'pns I:?awfng.s around us saying: The Rihle p ~ o p l enrr ROlnf: l o lea\'(! us tomorrow. We were held in one big room at 1 3 1 ~courtlious~. but fu they n w e r got the chance.t: thli~f:. that did not still t h c h lips. 1936. ' 3 S i ~ t r c firInIi. or trlcd to. ?'hey threatened hIm. Would one of us mlnlatcrs eny 8 fvw words? It was a privilege to tell the hnndllul of praple t h e W e condition of the dead ant1 t h e hope of rl rr~surrrrtion." Tlir. It wns at this time that I mrl: lirolher Itulhor. 3937. according t o C. 1 0 sI11y I'rtlll~fttltrr J o l ~ r ~ v wns r ~ l ~ihe Iln lori." OfOhio and West Vlrclnfn Inwns. RI~!. obtained a pcrmft tn use a snu~lrlc a r in nearby Athol. Adair wrre jailed for sev~lrty-eight tlnys.ltkrstby.Jers~ jall. II: seemed that this family was loo poor pn tho pronchcr his going fcv f o r a funeral nnd they hntr hnd no scrmon or prayer. It wrls not n ~)lonnrir~t thlny! $ 0 !41t?l1[r or1 rl c301~r*rrhtc! floor wltl~11 !lnr~lrrl 11rltl pillow ftrr sc~~. Somctimcs t l ~ c ywere not even rcfrcsenlcd by lawyers. tlie hmthrrs Ins1 thsltnppeal rig{ts and 57 returned t o cornplctc! t l t~h k l~y .rrsictl. Outside. louclly m11111g attention to arrests 1wlt1g m ~ r l c . Finally. Rc ctlme t o bail out 150 of us that wow nr.at DAY lW UOtTIlT Jehov~th's servants were ready to defend themselves and their God-given work If thcir nrrcst'a Isd to court trials. CVE werp hrbIrlIn n small ( * ~ 1 nnrl. DcspItc Ihrir innurunce. Once. h a prlsaners they l r ~ p t r i ~ h on t declaring t l ~ cRot)d ncws. these Wilnusses now wore )rlson garb two PCI. almost rum1 frlr Isnlntlon. this madc it i~npossthlt!tcl !It* dnwn to slcrp.t:ht with 23 other sisters. 'rllis place w i l l nevw bc tllc sarnc.Nr:rv . blnnltcl i l u r l n i t h e cold 1dgh1. and no cnnsirlrratlon mi Ilt he shorvn for age.hut t l r ~ yliked me. J rr~mc!ntberone policeman opening the dour nncl Ioolt lng In :rt us and saying.

Not onp of the men hnil prepnmd as this little sister had. Therrfore I hnd to ~ b v e up workfng with the pioneers. in pal*: "After t hr! arlvclqsr?clcrlaldn by thr! IJnltcd States Supreme Court In the flng crt!i('." . ZlvJty is unimportant If I t docs not do so.pnpcr car]-icd a licadllne reading 'ORANGE MAN PREACHES WAY OUT OF JAIL: " Some lawyers who were not Jehovah'a wltnesrrc~ worked hard to defend God% cople. The cnsr wsa cnrrlecl Into Connectlc~tt courts on the complalnt of two Rort~allCntholics. and when the case camp up for ~ a l . He tern us: 'With interest we waited and pre ared for the bid. But she [Alma ~ v e l ~had 3 studle8 the Ordm of Tdal . Your Honor. if it was Jehovah's wlll. Involh-ed were an nllr~rctbreach of the p n c e nnd fils0 suppnsed viola1 Ion nf ti Cnnn~ctlcrltsl atule prohibiting I hca ~ollrjtrifEon n l ilr~n:~tlons f n rhnrlt lr!: nr n rcligtnz~s rnusv zvil!lr>~li ay\pr~)vnlo f Ihr acv. Citg of Grifln. I-Iow~ver.hlng En otir &hall. It hccarne ncrcssnsy f o r me to drive my Imsband to these vnrious plnrtas. I-Tls wlfc Mllrlrcd says.olvcrl m n ~ n z l nstrra>t ~ ~vorlc nnd raised the question of tvhrllir-I. slim sister because they thought she woulrl be easy ON . But that Is J .. Rosco Jonrs was properIy found guilty of ~ I o l n t l ran i ~ 0 ~ l i k aA .hc snld. she spoke to thc Corirt for ovcr nn hour. For a while thcl-r? was n rfllTrl+cnt place to go t o almost daily. on one occasion a numacr of them wcr.a license t a x casc. to ltlndly give us protection and to help us nwcr lo yield lo tlir fc:w of men. . D. wns round i n ~ulcnnstitutinnal as applied to Jcl~ovnll'a\v[tncsscs. As we would near thrgc towns wllcsr: ho wns t o represent our brothers in court.('~111i~vt*Il wsj!fvi: T l t ~ rnse w:ts a p p ~ ( ~ : ihy l ~ (i tI ~ P Sr114t-fy111111 IVI'III 111 1 1 1 ~ IlnItrd 8 t .l l : ~ ~r*orrnr-Il. thnt the fact that the License tax can suppress or mntrol this ntl. thcsc was what seemed liIic nvalirnch~of 1 1 7 0 k and ntrrsts that descended upon our hrotl-~crsin so many places outside Cincinnati [Ohiol. I studied carefully thc Order fl h i n l publishd by the Socicty for preparation for court trials.' Then he pronounced ihem all gullty. Many are the! tlrnes that we snw thc rr. for "'selling books" willlout rlnvlng O ~ T ~ R R~ II ~P c ~( ~ ~ s c and paying t h e r~quircrltnx. IJMTEXl STATES RFJPRKRiF1 COfmT Vnrfous legal cases involving J@l~ovnh'swltnesscs evcnlually ~rbached the Suprcmc Court 01 the United Stntrc.or rtscepl lng ctonntions for a rdlgfous cnusa. h i s derision 01 the United States Supreme Cvt~rtrevet-srd Its nwn pmltinn In the case of doties Y. T h e day of the trial 8ome l)rothc%rscanlo into the courtroom t o give me rvournjic. however. WI~IIPSS lawyers represented t&:r Tcllow hellevcra in court. Urhcn all the evidence was in niter a cornplrte court trinl I was found not guilty and thc! newF.. Cllrlstinn wltncss Ncwlon Cnntwell was arrested with his two rnir~or sons wl~flc playing the phonograph record "Enrmlrs" onrl dlstrlbut!nff the book of t h e same name. and our overseers wen! M i n g . 1943. CVCn to tl.178 Ysctrbook madon. The Society's la\vyer immerlla(c1y nppe:ilrd thr! casr!. . 'Are you throuah?"'C.nl hrothe1-s avrlr six feet tall and the afldaIs askcd i f they woufd be willing to let tllm pIck one to represent the group. It could we11 be called a f4neId dayw for elhovah's wlt~lesscs. 'Yes. While engaging in t h KI~~gdom-prenchlng ~ work on April 26. When she sat down. .l . he would have me pull off the road and he would prny to Jchavnh l o opcn the way for him to bring snmc hclp to our hr30tllrra. the jurlgr took hb feet down and said.lrlrrlce of ttic mighty p w c r of Sct~nvn!~'n angrllc I(vihct!s wol. .y (I!' t h st:ttr0s ~ pizl. ns he dld not drive.I follrjrrfcd the proper court procedure outlined by !lie Soclrly. 1938. Grol-girl. Yearbook 179 prey.~ ('~~rivlrtlni~s follnwrc! In Von1 1 ~ ~ ~ 1 it-tn~t-ts c ~ t I 111111 I t .c! lacctl ~u~rler ttrrcst l o r rlllcged violation of a city ordhancc I h n t forbircio "the practice 01 rtistributfng lilernlurc of nny ItInil. 11342.lir w t . Fislte comments: "There were sevui. J t W A S Jo?trd Y. fiowcver. .and also. tlir rb~ulvltblirrrl wns rrvrl'~r~1 . glving a wonderful witness. Among them was Victor Schmldt.lr? point of cross-examining the chScf of polirr. One of these was Lore'lE v. So they picked a small. City of Oprlilr'n.r%ctlrbt+ln~: tl prrinll 10 ofl'tar rc>Hgious lll(!ihnturtl for ~ r l l r . Another victory for Jehovah's people!" But Jehavah's wltnrssca lost nn important cnse In the United States Supreme Court by a flveto-four decision on June R. . . OSlen. In the Ytrwrrlock drddon the Corrrt held: "It 1s contenrlcd. This case in\. 3938. l n h a m ~ortlinance . Outstandin was Mz(rdormkv. . I<. . withoul first obtaining wrltten prrmlssfon f r u n ~the City Manager of the City of Gritlin.. victor had grmt faith in Jehovah and this alrengthctlcd me to Iinve lilcr faith. Ca'l." nrothcr G. the judge was not even interesterl ~ n r lhe Irud Ills fcct up on the deslc. 'I?inufih God's people often had been nrrrstrd Jar prr!nching the ood news in Grjmn. the Suprcinc Court u a n ~ ~ l r n o ~ ~11cld sly thnt the ordinance in ql~cstionwns Invnlltl on its Ince.yof OpTilcn. Pr?uts~)hnnia.~nrI ihr C'oilncrsl l r # l ~ ( ~Intulr*~. Why? Because twelve nut of ihirtccn c!nscs wprc thcn doclded in their favor.i*rbi:~~. ~ t e s Su~)r(>~nr*'roe!~. A "FIELD DAY" IrOrt WD'R PKOPLII Then came Ma 3." O n Marc11 23.

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disregard the nature of thfs tax. It Is a Ilcense tax
--a flat tax Irn osed on the exerclst? oP n privilege
manled by the 8 i I I of Rights. A stnic mny no, impose
n ciu1r~:e lor the enjvymenl of a r I ~ h jy.antetl:
t
by the
l'erlrrnl constitution.' Concerning tlic dojlrs cnse, i t
W:IA sr~ld:"Thc judgment in Jaw* v. 0 lo7iktb llxs this
rlay hccln vacated. Freed from that controillna prt!crdeni,

specInl insliudfons as ushers. Each wns suppUed wlZh
n storcly cnnc to be used in the evcnt o t an interferrk~ic.c
during the main talk." But R. D. ~ n n l w c fndda:
i
"Wc wpre instrltded not t o use It unIcss It Was a
malter nE h ~ i n gcornered in final d ~ I c n s c . "
Tl~nughit was not known genernlly, 1%rol
her Ruther.
fovrl was In poor health when he ascenrlr~tlthe platform
a1 Matllson Yqunrc Garden i n Ncw Yorlc clty thnt
Sunday nftcrnoon, June 25, 1939. Soon t h s t d k wag

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to

wc cnn restore to their hlgli, conslit~~l
lnim position
Itic. IIhrrTies o f itinerant evanjicllnts who rllssclninnte
their rrllyious beliefs and t h e trnet~i or iheir faith

througl~cllstrihutjon of literature.'* 1 A c f n ~ r n h l ef i I $ r ~
dnrk cicdslon did away with the flood In rrgard to
Ilr~nse tnx cascs involving Jehovah? ppeoyhc,
T h r l r efforts have had an e f f ~ c on
i thr Inw. FIttIngly
it h:ls hrrn said: 'Tt is plain that prrarnt ronstltuiionaf
guzi1.4ultI r s ot personal lil~erty,n s ;lutliorll;~(lvclyInter)x't\tc!d I)y the United Stales Guprcmt? Co~irt,rwc far
rundcr tllnn they were hefore l h e r:ptmln~
of 10:18; and
I hnl mosl of this enlargement Is 2 0 b r Inunrl In the
I 111 rt n ~ Jrhovtth's
~ r
LVitnesses caaes (sixt cc*n rlcciding
aplncns). of which Jhvcll 17. C ~ l yof riffit it^. \I1ils t h e
f l r ~ t .If 'the blnod of thr martyrs Is Zlir swd of the
C'l~urclx,bwhatis the debt of Cnnstlt~ttiot~;ll
1,nrv to tho
milt t ant nersistmcv---or nerhans I should sav d ~ v o t i o n
:--of tlllR' strangeugroup?"-j~itinc~~nttcT,&U
lilm'ielrl,
Vol. 2R, No, 4, Mar., 1944,p. 2%

b

VIOLENT MOBS PAlT4 TO BlY;E1MCJ8
PRAISERS OF JEHOVAH

Wdlt! Jehovah's witnesses w ~ r cwngIng legal battles
for frrrrlam o f worship and lllr~lrr I ~ f ~toi preach t h e

owl
In tlie fieltE Ihry s(*!neii~~~nb!:
mlnc Ince ta
4!Itc~wcvd~,
art- with vlolr.t~t rnohs. This w ; ~ sntrl ~vitlloutpnrallel,
Tur .Trsus Uhrlsl 1llrnsr.l l lmd rxprrlenccs of
IJPWM,

1l1n1Irlntt, ILt~lce4:25-30;Jnlm 8:59; 10:31-:1R) Fnitl~ful
S l ~ p h c ' lsutfcrr:d
~
maslyrtlom at tlir hnnrls o f nrl angry
c.rowrt.- -Acts 6:8.12;7:EiM:l.
Thc worldwide Christian convention held on June
23-25, 1939,was viewed by hoodlums as nn npportunlty
t o Ilarass God's people. Direct w3rc mnncctlons llnhed
New Ynl-lc city, the key city, wIlh slller a~scmblvloc ~ t l o n si n t h e United States, Canada, thr ErItish fsles,
Austr n I,,:i i and Hawvm. While J , F. Kutbrriord's r?is.
raoursc Government and Ppace" was hring adr~rtised,
Jehovah's servants learned t h n t Catholic Action groups
plarmrrl to prevent the pitbllu rnrht~tingon June 25.
So, Gotl'a eople were ready for trouhlc, ntoscn Mufirnrlcllo tees us : "Like Nehcmioh rnlsl~lpthe wall, of
d~rusalcmand supplying his nren wltll hot h Instruments
to I~ulldand instruments ta fight In'r4l. 4:15.22), we
were su armed,
Some of us younr: men rsceivcd

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r~ndrr wnv. Among the latecnmers werr nhnut 500
ft)llr)wcrs i)i Roman CatlroJIc elcric Cllnrlcs E,Coughljn,
r r ~ ~ o w n r"ra(lio
d
priest" of thc 193W.s,to w l l o s ~rrgrtlnr
hroitrlvnsts mlllions listened. Sincc tfrt! lowrr lovrl of
thc! ~~urlitorlum
had br?en r e s e r v ~ dnnrl Il1lr:tl wltll the
M ' l l ~ ~ t ~ s s rGuughlin's
~s,
iolIowet's, illclurlin:: p r l s s l ~ ,hnti
to occupy n tup section of ille bulcony hchlod tlw
spcnkcr.

"'rhcre was no smoking eIsewhere in the autfitorf~m,''
wroic t~ Conaalnthn correspondent, "hut cl~htemminatcr~ nfter the discourse began one man to the left
front 511 this crowd lit a cigarette, a n d then nnothcr
141t h~ rL~hbFmnt lit one; then tfir rle~lrlc1lf:htu In t t ~ i u
svoilon r~tllywrrc hlinlced, iinri thrrl in t l i l ~cuir sr~ciI{)n
only t t l r ~ ~wr*lhtl*
h r l r h t ~ R~ ~V ,~ I ~ ~11ritl
~ I tA- ~ ~ t i ' rIs."
i l "I sat
trn*+c!,"
nitys SEstct. Phlwnrd Iircuul, "writllti~: Ir11' Ihe con~ \ l s l o to
t ~ ~pln(~lill
1111 o\(nrill(? ( : ; l l ~ ~ llllll
~ ~ ~ I ~I N. :I f01v n10rjit-11 I R ))!IXSV(I
I S:IW t1i:lL 111~1 1 ~ 0 i i Iwns
~ l ~ I ~ I ~ ~ I ~ I to
~ I onI I
~;I'OLI
[I~wv'<ly 1)~Iiind(he ~ p ~ d i ( ?'Wh~\l.
r.
w ~I II I I ~&)'? 1
wr,nllrrr[*rl.-Tt secmcd impossible for arlyrmtl la 1rnt.p on
sp~nftlngwith things being thrown Anwn on thr
I'ul+nl mil not knowing a t any moment wlwn f l ~ r
pl~oncnllglit be takcn away." Esthor A l l ~ nmnll; that
"ivllrl howling and expressions of 'I lril IIIIIF~'!' Viva

rnfk;. .

Frnnco!' awl 'Kill t h a t damn Ruthcrlorcl!' fHlerl the air."
\Vr~ulrl ; ~ l l i n gBrother Rutherford yirld l o those vlo.
lcnl for^': "The louder they yollcd to clrclwll out the
spcalrrr';? voicc, the stronger Jutlac Ilul llertord'fi voice
bccnmt1, snys Sister A. F. Laupi*rt. Alrclc nnngle rcm:vlc~: "Tllc Socjcty's pysident clid no1 hrcomc afraid
111rl rourngr-oudy said: Note lorla tlir N n z f s nnd
C:~lholicswould like to break up t h 6 rncotlng, hut by
C:url's jirarr cannot do it."""at
WnJ the opportunity
wr nercted to hrcak hto heartfelt a]q>lnuse f:lvinc tl-ie
sllerrker our ~!)thusiastk support," w r t t ~ skoarr Mora , I
:
Erother Rutherfortf t ~ r l dIlls ~ r n u n dto
tllr! enrl r i i the Izour. We latcr thrlllcrl cvcry time we
III:IYP<I n.~$rdings of that lecture in lhc tlornrs of
hr pcoplc.
C. 1-1. Lyon tells us: "The attendetnt~did thelr work
wcll. A c t ~ ule of the more obstreperous Coualdinttes
wpre rnppeRon the head with R cane, nnd all of Ihem
were uncrremonlously hurled down the ramps and out

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of the auditorium. One of the Coughlinltes rated some
publicity in a daiIy tabloid the next morning, n8 thcy
printed a I c t y ~of h i with his heat1 wrnppcd, na
wtth a turtan.
Three Witness ushers were m 8 t d and charged
willl "~ssault."They were tried be for^ thsm j u d j i e ~
tzwo Roman Catholics and a J r w ) of Illr Sprrhial
Sessions Court of the City of New Yorh on 0r:ioher
23 nnd 24, 1930. In court it mas shnwn that the
nttendnnts had gone into Zhe section af Mndfson
Sgunrc Garden where t h e disturhanm broke out in
nrdcr to remove the disturbers, When the riotnhli nrtnckcd the ushers, they redstad nnd dealt fir~nlywith
snmc of the radical group. Witnessrs for I h c ~.osccib

dt

Zion m ~ d rmany contratlictory slnlcrncnt8.
only
dtcl tlie court acquit the thrcr! usllcrs. I t nlso found
tt~zit the Witness attendants hntl nt.trtl wlthin t hvir
rtchts.

U'OItLD WAR F m T S T E E F L A M E S OF VIOLEN(IPI
Mob vfolence had erupted at the 1939 assembly of
Jehovah's wjtnesses, But the flamcs of vlolmur! against
them were yet to be fanned Za grcatcr Intc~isity:IS t l ~ c
world went to war. It would be late In 3941 hrforc! the

Ilnlicd States would declare wRr on Ccrmnny, h l y
unrl Japnn, but the spirit of nalionallsln wr~ssiror~g
111roufil10iitthe country long b~fnrt!thnt,
During these early months of World War I X , Jehovah
God made an outstanding provlslon ror hie
In Its issue ol Novernher 1, 1939, the En Hsh
t o l t w cqnrrI~(i
~n artirlc cntitlcrl "~eutra!!lly:' Fur a
cnptlnn I r x t it hat1 lhcse wntds of Jrsu.: ChrIst [-onr:rlr~llng ttis dIsriples: "Thry :trt, no2 o f the \vorlct,
P Y ~ ~ I ris
I
I am not of the !vt-orlrl. ~.Tc>!III %7:16, K i ~ g
Jrr?jrrx V ~ t r ~ i n n')f i a t SrrIpltiri~l stody of Chrlstln~i
nrwl mlll y , rr~mingwllerl It tlitl, prcl)iun?iI J c h o v n l ~ ' ~
wrtnrssrs i r ~;idtrance for the Imrd Ilrncfi nhend.

f$%?

TYTREAT OF ARSON AT KIWQDOM FAIIM
Kingdom Farm, near South Lan~lng, New York,
server1 well in furnlshin membcrs of lllc Saelcty'a
11eatlquartrr.s staff with fruit, vcgelabloa, rnent, lnlllr
rmd chccsc. David AbbuhI was workl~lgol Klngdom
Fnrm when Its peace and serenity zverc rllsrrlptr?d
brick in 1940,"On the eve of Flag Dny, J u n e 14, 1!F10,"
sn s Brotlrcr Abbuhl, "we wcrc put wbr* by an r ~ l d
f(!$ow who would daiIy pass by on his wny to buy 11,s
wliiskey at the tavc1.n in South Lansing t o n plan
by Ilie to\mspcopIe and those of the Amerlcan Legion
t o burn down all our buildings: and wrcclc our Innchinel-y." The sheriff was notified.

183

Finally the enemy was^ on the sccne. John Bogard,
who was then the f a m servant, once gnve this graphic
accomt of the trouble: "About six o'clodc in the
evening the gangs starled to gatl~cr,one car after
another, until thcrc wrre thirty or forty cnrloads. The
sheriff and his men nrrlvd nnrl hcmn stopping the
car drivers and exam.lnjng i hcir IIcc~~isrs
and warning
them against any mnvr ngalnst Klngr lorn Pnrrn. They
kept driving baclr nud Z o r l l ~nlon t l i ~I ~ l ~ l l w nfront
y in^
OUT p r o p ~ r t yt I11 I R ~ Pinlo 1 hc ni Piit. 1111 t tllc presence of
the policc lcegt tllaln on ,be ifiKhwny itnd fru~trated
Their plan to clestroy tIzc 'Enrm. I t wns n most uxdtlng
n i ~ h tlor all of us Zhcre on the fr~rm,I,ul we were
rcrninded vivldly of JPS~IS'
nssurnnrr! to his followers:
'you will be ohjccts of hntrcrl by nll pco 1 because nS
my name. And vet not a hair of your \&Is
will by
any means perish.'-Luke 21:17, 18."
So I t w a s that this thmntened attack and p r ~
mrtlitated arson were nvr*l?crl. An estimated 1,000
rnt-R,rnrryinr posslhly I , m n men, Ilad come from all
srrtors of wrslrrn RTrw Ynt-k atnir, to dcsti-oy t t ~ c
SO(-IC'I~'A
Kl~rcrlnm 1,':im ~~rolwrty-.buttn rin nvnll.
Snys FCnlliry~l Ilr~~rtrrl:'"l'hrlr Ililrl~nse I ~ l l ~ b dnnd
,
.sorrio o r thv vsrv ~ t c w l j l r r wllcl rnr~~lr?
1111 thc mob riro
now Wit7rssra ~hc*~nst,lvcs,
y t * ~ ,r v t w Irz 1110 lull-time
minktry!

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VXOmNCIil EltUP'J!W AT LITOI~FWTAD
About the same tlmc thnt Kingdom F n ~ mhad been
the object of threutcnerl cssn~illand arson, trouble
flared up against Jchovnh's witncsscs i? Wtchfield,
Illinois. '" some wny the trottblomnlccrs in Utchfleld
got wind of our plans sn that when we did go in to
work the town they rvcre rently f o r us," rccrrils Clarcnce
S . Huney. 'The local priest rang the church IWls
as a signal anrl thcy bcg:in rountllnq up thr: brotherstaking them 10 the local jail. .';nn~c of thc brothers
were badly beaten and the moll even tllrcatcncd to
burn down the Jail. Some of IElc mullsters lomred the
[:am of the hrotlicrs and hcjinn d~mollshing Illemreducing them to rubble,"
Walter R. Wissmnn snys: "After bein, beaten b
t h mob
~
the brothers wclra herded Into fLe locel jag
by the state hiphway pntrol for lllelr uwn protection.
One brother, ~ h a r l c sCcrvcnlcn, was knocked to tilt*
ground when hc rel~!sedl o snlutc thc flog, t h e flag was
pusl~eciinto his dart, nnrl hr wns srvcrrly kiclccrl attd
l ~ a r e nabout Ms lumd and hotly. H e was llrc most
severely injured of the hrothcrs and he never quite
recovered from the bentlng. I-Ie rllecl a few years later.
H e said later that as he wns being bcatcn he fhougllt

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to himself that he was so glad this happened to him

police in plain clothes with flashlights pointed the Ii@t
beams on t h e windows to stone out. The police stahon
was only a block and a half away. I went there twice
?nd irdnrmed them of what was happening. They said,
Wlien ow people salute the American flag, we'll give
you he&!' The mob stoned 70 Ismall wrndowpanesl
out of the hall and a stone as large as my fist just
missed Sister Gertrude Bqvs head and took a corner
of the plastered wall out.
Mob violence also erupted during the 1942 assembl.
in Klarnath Falls, Oregon. A~cordmgt? Don M i l f o d
mobsters cut the telephone wlres b r i n g ~ wa discourse
from another co~ivention city, but a brother having
a copy of the talk immediately took over and the
program went on. Finally, the mob broIre inlo the
hall. The Witnesses defended themselves and when
the door was closed again, one attacker-"a
large
powerful mans'-lay unconscious inside the buildin
lie was a police olficer and his pleture was taken wit%
his hndge alongside his face. "We called the Red
Cross," says Rrothcr Milford, "and they sent in two
womsn wlth n fitrpfchrr nnd took hfrn out. EJc! wfiq.
lnlcr tic:urI to sny, T tlidn'l think they would Ilghl.
The poll(0ct rcfustad lo nld the Witn~sses,nnd 11 was
over four Eiours hcfort! thc mob wns tliaper~sd11y the
stale ~nlllth,

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and not to one of the newer brotlzers because he knew
that he could take it, while perhaps a newer one would
have weakened and compromised."
"The town of Litchfleld was very proud o f its accomplishment," Brother Wlssman recalls. "In fact, a
number of years later, along in the 1950's, LitchAeld
had a centennial celebration with floats depicting the
oulstanding events in the city's hundred-year history.
One of these floats was in commemoration o f the
mobbing of Jehovah's witnesses in 1940. The town
ofncials considered that t h b was a memorable event
fn their history, May Jehovah reward them!"
xJNxImDrn PmAs
So serious and numerous were the violent attacks
upon Jehovah's witnesses that Ilnited States Solicitor
General Francis Riddle and Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
(wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt) made public
appeals for the disconiinuance o f such actions. In facl,
on June 16,1940,the very day of the Litcfifield incident,
during a coast-to-coast radio broadcast over the network of the National Broadcasting Company, Riddle

stated:

"Jehovah's witwssea have bee% repeaiedlp set u p o ~
m d beaten. The had cornwitted . P ~ Ocrime; bat the
mob adjudged
hcd, and m e k d out m o b punk.sltmeat. The Attorlzey General has ordered am f m n ~ e d b t ~

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bvestigalio?~of tliess otdtrages.
"The people must be alert and watchful, and above
all cool and sane. Since mob vlolence wlll make the
government's task infinitely more dimcult, it will not
be tolrr~ltrd. Wr ~ihnll not deft-at the Nazi evil I,y
ernulai in$? i t s mcthorls.'"
But such plcas did not stem the tide of hostility
against Jeliovnh's witnesses.
CHRISTIAN GATIIERIXGS I)ISRlYPTED

During those turbulent years, Christians in the
United States sometimes were assaulted whik gathered

peacefully f o r Bible instruction. That happened, for
example, in Saco, Maine, during 1940. Wh iIe Jc h ovah's
witnesses were in their second-floor Kingdom Hall
there preparing to present a recorded Bible Iecture
on one occasion, a mob of 1,500 to 1,700 formed, ach
cording to Harold B. Duncan. He clearly recalls that
a priest was with them, sitting in a car .in front o f
the hall. "The fellow in t h e [adjacent] radio repair
shop turned on every radio he could t o full volun~eso
as to drown out the talk," says Brother Duncan, adding:
"Then the mob started stoning the windows. The

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ASSAULTS DURING MAGAmNE STRFcET WOBR
While poliprnen in some locgities failed to prptect

Jehovah's mtnesses, that certamly was not lnvarlably
true. For ins.tance, as he did ma azine street-work in
Tulsa, Oklahoma, years ago, I..Pnyne notwed that
a policeman always was mlthin .sight. "So," says
Brother Payne, "one day 1 asked him why he was aIways so close by. His remark was to the effect that
even though he had a large territory to cover, he
would be In that vicinity bccause he was not going
to let anyone run me off or heat me up. I-Ie had read
how the little towns were treating the Witnesses and
could,,not see why anyone would want to hindcr this
worlr.
As it is, Jehovah's servants often were assauIted by
violent mobs as they engaged in witnessing on the
streets with The Watchtower and Co~zsolatiov. For
exam@, George L. McKee says that wcck after
tveck m one Oklahoma community mobs ranging from
100 to well over 1,000 infuriated men assailed Witnesses engaged in magazine street work. The mayor,
d d c f of police and other oficials would provide no
psolection. According to Brother McKee, generally the
mobsters were led by a prominent physician and

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Here in the car snip from the mob were dew Brother Rain* bow and Iiis wlfe and three others.r>rlrls murh as Paul.llslnfirl~nnlslruck Icrror into my lzenrl nntl n s w e R j) I~O:ICIIPII t h~ h r l ~ l ~1y0 moss I tic rlvrr t lit. r Sclt~n ~ w W P ~ C~ c t u n l l y nt-rna~I ~ P hr'idar. . One Saturrlay about fillteen Wl lncsses were accosted. ~ About 9 : M p. who was rjno of the lawyers handllng tho case. striking the brothers m d hitting m e In the back. significant in cornparsson ivllh the fury of Illis tlemoncrazed mob. Certain Chrlat Eltn women on trial there were falsely charged w l t l ~"1. These blows were blows of horror to me . hut thr mob ncarly upset the car nnrl kicked it and tore nt its doors. armed with pool stlckr. the rnohsterrr ltept ycllfng and chanting: Throw them in I h c rlvrr. they bwnn 1 0 nttnck three of us brnthrrs wit11 IheirS knives nntl cluhs. Bcc~uscof the storm. hut a11 r'cfuacrl 1. 'Thrlr object? To run the Witnoss~saut of town.'011. . along with two other brothers. clubs. different doctors in the community. B y now. ' T h e after Clme they approached me from the back and would ~ I v me e that quick whfplnshing push. ' W c rcnllzctl we would have lo ~rly upon Jehovah God anrl ~ o o djudgment l o cscnpr wltl? our very Iivcks. As we were driven on nnd the storm cmtiriyd unabated. W e wcro told lntcr thnt the lnobstrrs hnd unloadef a whole truclrlond of these items on us. Then came thc mob.0 givc the trcatrnent: wo a e ~ d e d . w r e cut ow from the otllar Witntlsse~ and were accostcd by n mob of from two to threc htmdred. mcnt cleavers and guns. h e friends werc forced to drive on wlthout us. ha staggered. This brought mote blows u on us ns thc mobsters pulled us owiiy from the car. tho verctict came-"G~rllty.nln you love being struck! Each time they struclt Victor.r.1 "It was very cimk rind getting late (I Icarnrd Jnler about 1f:OO p. FDRY AT UONNERSVIW~El Notable among acts of mob vlolenco were incidents thnt acrurred In 1940 at Connersvllle. Once n cnrload of friends drlvcn by Sister Jacaby (now Sisicrr Crnln) from Springfield OIno. liow lt Ilnt pkrced our hearts l "But in spite of tlic storm it seemed na tllauph there were r ~ Icnst t a hundred men on foot pressing down on us. It lvns t13 tl~oi~j:h . Rny Frnnz. nhotlt lwrtlly men lunged nt t hclr crii*. sometimes spmlrI111:rlirficlly to armed men in t l building. Somehaw that little car made room for all eight of us.! Throw Illem in t l ~ crlvrr!' 7'111s uncbr. We hnvcn'i I-rslslrd unto the shcclding of bltrorl. On Ills Ii. not or lo^^^ woman bandit. many took to their cars and drove nlonfi. ~fowevcr.Inl'~Ilnnl day. cracked skulls anti nther 'Injuries. She tt'lls 119: "Alrnwt Immediately. elllng And cursjng us and afways i n c l ~ ~ d i nhhovaXPs g rlnrnr in thcir cursings. ntic young pioneer lad. causing a whiplash cffccl. a cousln of Belle Starr. Il~nnlc yo^^?' "Then the bi burly mobsters begnn s l r l k l n ~thc brothers nealn. This spirit prevailrd thror~~howta n the trou)llesornc times we had in (he hcnt of persecution." As Rrothrr Rntnbow. tried to rescue us. nil felt that Jehovnh's angels had prevented the enerny .Inore for l n r i t l n ~to rlot.m. Oh." Then a storm ni vlr)lrnce hroke loose.lrllk first clny. 187 Then the mob rushed at us. We were beyond the city IZmits nnd near exhausilon whcn ~uddenly a car sloppet1 very close to us. we wcrr? se nratcd from tlir Iwo bratbers and as we wnllcetl loceed arm in arm.Saturday wit11 tllr good ncrvs of the Kin~cForn. lmives. but wcre headed off and pus11ed to the highway leadlng out of the city. the prosecuting attorney used his nr[:uln~ llrnt.lllr fury of the o l c m c ~ ~was t ~ ill. ll~rr:~trned thtm wllll rlrnl h nnd tried to nvwt uibn 1 Ilr! vt~hfrlc. but nwer fell. rescuing us Irom Ihia vlolcnt mob! "Here again. h Ian~Zll:irvoice said: 'Quiclc! Gcl In!' Oh.). Brnlses and feelings soon hmlcd and wc were back on Ille street corner on the fnllowing.from seeing us enler the car. a zone srrvanl. vrr*ctnhles and eggs begnn homharilln us. Indiana.... wt* wrrc! I thou~llr. First.m. The rain was cornin in torrcnls and the wind was lnshlng furiously. we wrnt to Tolit. FinaIIy.11Sniurdn Kingdom prnclalrn~rs d~termined In advqnl:~I ~ O k Wn g they were ~ o i l i glo engage in street wo~~lc and. With our brr~kcn m m s .We had to lrnvcl lo a community flfty miles nwny lor t h e services o f a sympathetic doclor. .Irhnvnh's n n ~ u hr~rl l ~ hllntlrtl 1 1 i ( a mob nt: t i ) wl1rr. . "We Irled to run to our car.. drunken henchmen started R Blslurbance." . Many mnzaz~ncs WCYF ~ a c e with B shoppers. Thc mob waa still .lot'oaa conspiracy.ltrcc~sfulin corn TetIng the nllntted time. dvliovnti. Sister Schrnldt says that she not1 hclr husllnnd Victor. Victor m i d : Wc haven't srlflrr. we all Sell that Jchovall's nnaeZs had Minded thc cnemy from seeing us enter the car." says nrother McICee. they wcrr! r. nnci VIrtnr and MHrIfrtl SvlbrnItEt left the colrrl: IIOIIA(~ on ltir* Ii.' [Compare Ilrhl-ews 12:4. a borra~e of all Pdnds of frttit.186 Yearbook Yearbook leader of the American Legion. a storm had broken in all I t s fury. l hough the mob wo~tldgather qlifckly. contlnz~ing: "Without as rnlrcll u s R warning. hcre was tlial.side of us. But ~1ic.~mt~nnt sll~dpnly s t q q ~ . ?low liard it was t o scc rornn.

they left and all was uiet. happened when they hung him? Why was he st?? allve? "I found out those answers late the next day. How thankful we were to be In the laving care of our dear brothers!" Despite such severe experiences.. EIc slarted ranting and saving about how Jehovah's witncsses would not salute the flag. He told Elow he would be happy to die for Old GIory and that anyone not saluting the flag should be run out o f town. ~Mm. Texas. ]In Decembr 1942 at Winnsboro.by four-inch flag. As the mobsters approached. they tried just that. was the Baptigt reacher. In the street. Finally. hoping they would think he had died.from the building. Soon they dosed in o n us and held us until the city marshal appeared and arrested P us. m~ AUTS OF MOE B a m A L m Many were the acts of mob violence having Jehovah's witnesses as their targets. but as soon as he saw us he changed his sermon. the rope tightenetl and I lost con- 188 upholds and strengthens his servants." m a r k s Slstcr Schmidt. Next the rope was thrown over a pipe that extended . remarks Brother Pdlars. but he's going to. as he has lost a lot of blood and his eyes have dilated!' To this the marshal retorted: "He's the most stubborn devi! 1 have ever seen. . As we passed his truck. a number of Jehovah's witnesses were accosted by a m o b while dolng magadne street worlc. "3 experienced the most unusual help. the mob entered the ofice of the marshal." says Brother Sillars. and h: heard them ask: "Is he dead yet?" Someone replied: No. has ital. the Witnesses concluded that street work could not be done under such circumstances.Yearbook Yearbook violently incensed against US. Our brothers and sisters min!stered unto us. 189 . He haXheen at the mob's mercy for six hours. was bein pummeled with fists. ' W e arrlb-ed home about 2:00 a. "SO. unable t o bring him to. He had endeavored to locate me tvlth no success until he threatened to sue the town. Among the Witnesses was 0. "In the middle of thc main strect. . Brother Pillars writes: "They put the new one-half-inch hemp rope around my neck. even closing five open wounds on Victor's face.m. servant to the brethren (circuit overseer). He was a local attorney from Sulphur Springs and a real fighter for righteousness. It seemed as though Jehovah wlth his loving arms had reached down and rescued us! We later learned that after the two brothers were cut ob from us they had tound refuge jn a haystack until some brothers found them early in the morning. Phillips. they wodd also hold up his arm. 1:4. "He lad heen preaching nbnut Christ and his being crucified. showing he would not salute. soiousness. Pillars.Dimly he heard them . unlit jail. So they began wallring t o w ~ r dtheir car. L. Thcn they revealed I was in the hospital. Four or five mobsters begnn pulIing on the rope. In his sound car. the Texas State ~oyiceentered and Brother Pillars was taken b ambulance to the Plttsburg. Brother Pillars. "liere we had undergone another kind of trial which Jehovah had mercifully helped us to bear and to 'let endurance have its work complete. face and mouti?: but I felt little or no pain. Iluwever Jehovah veled at this fact and felt it t o be a manifestation of angelic help." r e c ~ l l sBrother Pillars. tying the hangman's noose behind the ear." ':How those words encouraged me. you had better get him to txe hospital. Eventually the door opened. who made no attempt to prote& the Witnesses." Later. according to him. 1 was taking a terrible beatin Blood was gushing from my nose. Texas.say: "Let's go ahead and h o n . die." The next thlvg Brother Pillars knew h$ was back-in thc unheated jalL A doctor exarnmed h ~ mand said: "If ou want this boy to live. remarks Brother Pillars. adding: "Inlo m y prison ward at the Pittsburg hospitaI where I was recuperating came Brother Tom Williams. the mobsters soaked him with cold water and tried to make him salute a two. and dragged me into the strect.'" --Jas. drenched and cold." Chilled to the bone and soaking wet. As I was lifted OR t h c ground. One of the brothers had been severely hurt by an object thrown at hlm. Finally. Jerked him to the ground and dragged him t e the ja~l. we looked ahead lo see another mob coming toward us. C. but he let hts hand droop domm. To me it explained how our German brothers had faithfully endured the heat of Nazi persecution without wavering!' Brother Pillars was repeatedly beaten Into unconsciousness. but what had. the mobsters flled through the cold. as the s t o m had ended a heat wave and ushered in cold air. "At this time. with no indication of releasing us. "for they assured m e I had not conlpromised?" After thr doctor left. "the only flag these great 'patriotst could find!' As they held it up. C. They s t m k matches t o see Brother Pillars' face. for one. Soon they had a rope around hls neck. Brother PxlIars tried to keep from shivering. Not long thereafter. Even at that time I mar. Then we'll be r ~ dof those Witnesses forever. then revived and beaten again. They were seized by tlze mobsters.

k We realized mere clear1 than Ever hcforc why Jehovah was permltllne sucK Intense persecution of his pcople world k . Some Wltncsscs. all in one accord. 'Ir'AEOOWkTIC ASSEBIBLY IN BAFNT X I O W Humanity was in the throes of World War 11 and rsccution was raging against God's people.526. :I*11~ Irlcbnl i. . 8rov. 1968. A u g u ~ t6-10. Brother Pillars recuperated and mhtrncd to his work a s sewant to the brethrcn in that area. E!ogcrs. J ~ n s s e nstate: "During tl~e ronv(ntton n pirlurr! apvnred in the newspaper of n W i I ~ v s : .cjR. a group o f Pentecostal men were willing to testify. morr ~ o f t . whp also . bound for Saint Louis. I Mnt t. 100 rnrs wllh sleepers. now a missionary Pnnnrnn. upon arrlvnl In Saint Louis. inol lln' r~ntl hcr rhllrl sleeping at night nn I l ~ r111m nl Itie rnnv~ntlon crounrls. paEcs 3493~U. the Cnthnlic churches c~rculated prn~. TEicy said: 'Today i t is Jehovah's witnesses. mrnnrlts: ''Tllere we thrilled to h a y clasiR e d for u s Zhc Issue o f rile utiiwrsal dominatmn of Jchovah as Supreme Sovereign and h o w that involved the Intcgrliy 01 J ~ l ~ o v a hservants. Raincr. I0:4. . 99 t m c k s ant1 3 buscs-anrl n population of 15. Whnt a privilege it i s to maintain i n t e ~ r l t y lo God. L. but we Bnew they were our brothers y their srnlles nntl wavcs!' Desplte rcwsurr! from Cnthollc Aetfbn and the Veternns of &rclgn Wnn. It grew untll the site was teeming wilh B i 7 trallcrs. Wide lhcy will defcnd themselves and their loved ones In harmony with Christian principles. But 'Jrova!] of armies was with thcrn! (Ps. Then it brolce. ~ ~ n ~ ~n ni tsF sr i i.1911. 7) ITc saw to lit (hat they were amply providd with good things In n spirittlal may. not in your own strength. and so forth." a* cording In hTnrr:arct J. But Jchovah can malre you strong if you avail yourself of his provisions for spiritual upbuilding now. 23243 Rather. J. ITowrver. Kin d11m publuhers wcrc even ~ t o p p ~ on < l thc streels people who offered thorn WE IF^ EY nccomrnodations. Hence. "that all the Witnesses put a mnga- r Yearbook 191 aine ITJM Wat~h." Ilriar~! l o n ~ . 26:51.tI US by.rrrlrlr*nlH. For Inslatice.] l ~ : ~t r hnn i ~ dtheir fdse t rnc1i(~ia~.letters.says: "Strect~w r r r nnrnetl and tbclrc wrrc washlng Eacrlities..824 tpnts.fcl~ovah'swi~nrssrs. hlcCsr?cry. they said! W e saw him dangIIng on the rope. thus proving Satan a liar and su port111 Jehova11's slile of the issue!-Job 1:l-Z:l.l i c * l i .TtEnudathat causer1 nlaily householdwm to cancel r o o ~ n silicy wvrm going to rmt lo Goil's pcople.towmor C~ltd~TatiomlIn the car wlndaw to identify themselves. 1. The whole trip was one aF wnvlng to total strangers that gnssf. 1Iazel Burfortl. In eflect. "h'uns from d o n r to rlaor tclling people not lo rent their rorlrns to .L made an ofldal fnvestfgatlan and this led t o a grand jury Inquiry. 2f:11." r~mnrkaE d n ~Corra. pcl'sonal calls niul otllcr metllls. they never were put on trial.rxtrn wonla wrlbr i~vnllnblr! to the ~rtnc*!:+. t P r G . headed for the Theorrntir: fii~ller Clty. "so many Witnesses wrrc willlout roornIng nrcommodations that it was nrrrssary to have rnatlrrisses n ~ n t l c and stuffed so t l ~ c y could deep thrre on the Arena gro~mds.am.~ ~ c ~ o nwcl-c ls l > ~ l n golfered 1)y t rlrr:r'nms. I ? ~ ~ g rI ~r v r ~r-1111 I l i r a rootnlng rlrpnrl m a t : to KII I ~ I I ~ t. an arriving. were eager t o he present for that assembly. Very noteworthy along these 1Sncs was t h e Theocratic Assembly of J e h ~ \ ~ a h '\Vjtnessrs s R t Saint b ~ j s >I\~~ssou~~. w e knew it was the Lord that I~rokeit''' The marshal and other officials Red a m s s the state Ifne. m a y of them were on the road. pl-opcr bntl~roomincllEiL1s. Satan chnllcngcd God. It was a wonr1c:rCul algP~t to hcl~olcl-pcople from different Hates living in their trailers. tents and buses. see The TVatchto+i~.190 Yearbook How very good it was to see a brother's face! E e then told me that it was all over town-I: had been hung byt the rope broke! 'Later. Gocl's people have becomc lncrensingly aware of thew need to depend fuHy upon Jehovah.~lls. We soon learned. so we did too. kImcr. So."says Roberr E.." says SIstcr A. When me saw the rope break. they recognize i Rat 'the weapons of their warfare are not flesh1v. In the ars since those turbulent days of many mob attacE upon Jehovah's wilnessee In the United States. EMDUELING BRlY!l!AL f ~ S E C W T I O N '1 could never endure such brutal persecution!" you may exclaim. C o n r c r ~ ~ l nthr problem of rooming accommadation~.O. The paramount reason for the persecution Is connectcd with the issue o f universa1 sovereignty. JchovaWs servants. claiming that no human woultl rcmain faithful to Jehovah under test by thc Dcvil. 46:1.3. when the F. 93. they do not arm themseIven with deadly weapons in aniicipatioi~of attaclt. Tornorrow i t wiH !IF! us!' M e n they described the hanging." SOME PRQQRAM r n a m m m i SpIrltually rewanling indeed was the convention roEr. 2 Tim.u. "It was immensc. iclrphonr! c. No.er.'-2 Gor. June 1. 'l'hat did it. thr management of The Arena reluscrl to rant.rl tlw contract for its use by J~hovah's wllnrsses.

The title of this book i s "Children." said rinted program.Callaway.immersed. There was a convention feature that especially touched the hearts ofi. among them 1. 'B~hold. the Society's president said: 'I have a question to propound to each of who have agreed t o do the will of ~ o JOU.000. Brother Rutherford urged his listeners to carry forward the work of preaching the Kingdom message. say Yes.sters nnd the thousands of others In that vast hudirnce. Rulherford spoke to the conventron audrence for the last time.without notes. serving God and serving Christ." Repeatedly during this final talk. and I wiII tell you about that instrument. Re made snme very significant remarks about leadership of Jehovall's people. zou 193 % CLOSING DAYS AT B E T A . .S A W By November Brother Rutherford's critical fllness had galned ground and he was compelled to have a n operation at Elkhart Xndiana. and we are working shoulder to shoulder fn unity. So he was taken to a . F. under the most severe t ~ s t . . Amon other things." Brother Ruthera ford pointed out that the question Satan raised in Job's d a y was. llternIIy beaming at ihe sight. The Lord has made ossibIe the preparation of this book as a mes. He waved his hundlrerehicf and thousands of young hands waved back. i s the leader of Jehovah's witnesses.m. &ey say there is some man.'"n his talk entitled "Integrity. On Sunday afternoon. the speaker urged his listeners to be A o l l y and unreservedly devoted*to The Tl~eocraticGovernment by Christ Jesus. would you be diligent to use it?' We answered 'Yes!' 'Then be seated. once wrote: after concluding his talk.'exclaimed the Society's president. knowlng that it shall vindicate Jehovah's name and b r l n ~ :deliverance to all who love righteousness and serve."' What tremendous applause followecl!" A free copy of the new book Children. Rut for children-and adults too-that day was very special. in efCec{ that 't:'zlteestates you saw along the way to the assembly were noihing compared to what you are ooing to have!' " And Neal L. was given to each child seated in the speciaI sections of The Arena and ihe trailer camp.. IUnanFmous NO1 "If you who are here beIicve that I am just one of the servants of the Lord. written by Brother Rutherford. August 10. August $. a leader who has a great following. this mian standlng here. went lo Bethel. Ruthcrford llad much to say to all those younp. the youn stem cheered and clapped. Today they arc the bachbone and sArcngth in many congregations throughout the world. say Yes. saying: "I want to let any sirungcrs here lcnow what you thfnk about a man being your Icnder.W0 new witnesses to the Kingdom!' After long applause he said: All of you who wilI do what you can to tell others about God's kingdom and its attending blessings please say Aye!' Then came a thunder of 'Aye' from 15.will prove faithful and true te God?" Yet. and otherwise advanced with the organization. it was shown. Brother Rutherford's discoursc $he ~hifdrenof the Xing" was schrduled for 1 l : W a. the primary issue was that of universal domination. a n dhaveOfta en your stand on the side o f the Theocratic Government by Christ Jesus.903 persons w e l . 1941. assembly deIegates. sago &I? you. FIe did so exlempora~ieously. entered Gilead School and took up missionary assignments. Thereafter he expressed a desire to go to dalifornia. please STAND UP! "We arose as ope body. Sunday. who was one ofthe youngsters in the audience that day. so they won't be forgettin Every time something rises up and starts to grow. "They became pioneers. Soon he strode to the front of the platform. Dorotliy Wilkcs states: "Tlre hope of pnrndfsc mndHions on the earth became ver real to us as Brother Rutherford remarked. EarIv that rnorninff a baptismal drscourse was given and 3. 1941! aiLing J. observcs George D. which more effccllve. was Children's Day" at the Saint Louis convention. By then the convention au&ence had become a tremendous throng of 115. Many who were resent for that grand occasion as mere children c o n i k c d to progress. If there is any person in this audience who thinks that I.Directly in front of the speaker's platform and in the box seats all around it was an extraordinary audience--all children between five and eighteen years of age.Yearbook Yearbook wide. "Can Jehovah put men on earth wha. For Inslancn. "And then the Society's president said: 'If ou had an instrument in your hands that you coulc? use to the honor of Jehovah's name. [Unanimous YES1 "Well. for about forty-five minutes.Jehovah. F. that kind of a class of people would fight the Devil with a Missouri elm club. you don't have to have me as an earthly leader t o get a crowd like that to work.000 children on their feet. As Brother Rutherford stepped on the pIatEom. and who have agreed to obey God and His King. and the are fighting wlth the sword of the spirit. more than E. "A31 children of co~lswratedparmts between the ages of 5 and 18 and having resewed seat tickets will assemble in the main arena directly in front of platform. Caron.%7 children. J.

F. inclutling R r o t h r r ICr~nrl-. Charlea Taze Russell.lne nit!. I n t irnc. Furtlicrmore.o~u'sc. aplKEih mrn s o u ~ h t control of the Socieiy and this posed rol. there is a small piece of laud nn wIlic. the 13Ible Shclents were slioclrcd nnd many wondered how l l ~ r coulcl carry on in Gocl's service. How was news of J. during t h e winter nnd still carry out his duties as the Society's president. hut 111eywere mistaken. When he WRS sixbeen ye.Sarim. N~thnn Homer Kilorr was barn at BethIehem. She tclIs us: " W e had the interesting times. about thrcv wccks I:~ter. ' l l l ~ tlentt1 or J. It was not built at the expclise of Ihe Watch Tower Society. Sister l3urhrrl rccalls: "Tlley spent several clays with lllm g o l t ~ g ovPr the alanunl rtapormt for t h e Yerwbor~lcnnd other or~aniznllorlnl matters." I ~ t c r that day the news was sent to the Brooklyn hcadquitrlcrs by long-distance telephone at 5:15 p. OH September 6.m.arrived from Brooklyn. That is what Rutherford dld ull~mnlely. and \vhnt *? plcnsurc i t Ilas been for Brother Kx1o1. i ~ tT h i s has always been a joyful day to renlcinber. C. Erc~lIlcr Iiutt~eriortl co~ltinuedt o wenhcn and. Iinurs. On Jnn1r.i I S complete uriil y r ~ l illriotlE ~ r ~ a11 1 111' dll'c~lors of the Society. though their op~~osition nncl scKrrnfis wero completely overcome through di\. The climate there was exceptionally goorl and t h e doctor urged h h to spend as much t n r ~ cas possihlc in Snn Diego." comments Wllriam A. marked the end of the earthly life of seventy-two-year-old Joseph Fr~nFrlrn RutIlerford.u. W. When the Society's flrst pwstdent. Rut herford did not have such erlects. 7'1icIr joint meelln was opcned by pra cr for Jehovah's uliiant+c. Briefly it may be sald that Brother Rutherford l ~ a d a severe case of pneumonia after his release from un- just Imprisonment during 1918-1919 because of hls faithfulness to Jehovah. Franz.1'to be p~. 1942.~nt Ruitcr.rcnrne a member of the Brooklyn 13rihcl family. and this they did.?CB old. I t was YirtualIy impossible for hlm to remain in Brooklyn. W. hr) hccamr! associated with the Allentown congregation of Ilible Students. 1 1 1 ~~ o e i r & s ~ i e e ~ p ~ r s i d e n Nathan t. all b a r d members of the Pcnnaylvr~nln nnd TPWYork corporations used by Gorl's ~ ~ r r q met ~ l c jou~ll nt Brooklyn Bethel. 31id aslied Ilint they cnrnestly seek divine wistlom by prnycr rind meditation. f o Jrhlr\ i ~ l i l ~ ~ i ~ ~ j : ~ ~ n lTIIC~C x n t k nW. which is calIed and known as Beth. we .. Concerr~lng this y p e r l y l the 1939 book Salznfioa stal~rl: "At San icgo. in the year 1929. New York. California. t I4rotllcr Fred Franz tlellvered the baptismal rllst.194 Yssrbook Yearbook San D1eg.Of mnssr. Barber recalls: "The noontime ilinl he ~rrived. An opportunity to be immersed in water to sytnbollzc the dcttlcatlon of his lIfe to Jehovah Gorl cnmc on July 4. a dIreet contrlbut£on was made for the tirposr o f constfurting a house in San Dlego for r3rother Rutherford's use." One morning about tho middle of December three brothers. January 8.~ppoJnimcni of I3rritllcr Knorr. 1923.-car-old Natllnn >I.nrld rlphtrcn. 1942. Thereafter he had only one good lung. Several t l ~ y senrli~lr. Pennmylvanln. For twenty-five years he had been prcsi- 195 dent of the Watch Towar Society..lvjEr~:@d to \vorl< side by side with Brother 3 ' l r t l Franz fur uvur fifly+one years now! A l ~ o u l two mot~lhra Intcr. 11. for lin got to where he would sleep all day and then all night long he was busy with the Society's husIness and kept us on the maw. Rutherford" dcnth received at Brooklyn Bethel? "I: will never l o r ~ c tt h e day we learnetl of Brother Rutherford's passing.o residence known as '93e~SarIm. he faithfully finlshcd hls cnrthly course ant1 graduated into ftdler servicc prlvllcges in the courts of his heavenly E"at1ber."For some t h e it was apparent to h s associntes nnd the best medical experts that he could not recover. and rcfter cnrelul consicf~ration Brother ~11oi. upon coming hum@ f o r lunch. In 1905. lo cnl'ry on w l t l ~tllc prc:lclling worlt. I~owcvrr.'" Sister Hazel Burford was one of the nursea who cared for Brather Rutherford during hb final IIlncss at Beth-Sarim. there was built a house. from Brooklyn Bethel. Brntller K n o n 1. 1923."No cmc thnt 1 Icnew about even r(ut>:itlontvl the .11." says a F- C . 19-12. 11111'hcr "111i11 ~ v o r y o ~ iwns u dctcrmined to stand alioulrlrr to Hi101111 ~ v rsu1q~oi-{in M M r~ncl proving our rlrvul lor. January 8. There wcrc no speeches. I n the I M O ' s he went to San Diego under a rloctor's treatment. k mrQoT3!mANmoPJ Thursday.y 13. while Frederick W. F." remarlis C. died In 1916. "Tlw theocratic organlxalion room!ded without a halt or n stumble. ICnorr was nznou the indivld~lalrt:tptized that day in the Little ~ e l ~Ilivr~." M:IIIYI c l ~ g v i ~ mand s lotters were received showing Ilia1 Jehovilh's acrvslnts world wirlc were unified and rlrlcrmlnrd. o f American-born parents.The announcement was brief.lems jar somr t h e .on Thursday. where he w a s talten in Novcrnher 1941.rwns nnrnln~fcd and unanimously elected presirlu~rt of tho S o u l ~ t y .r. foes of God's peo le thought that fllc work of Jcliovoh's uritrlcsses woufd grind t? a stop. Elrod . where he made up his mind to resign from membership in the Refrrrnird CIiurcl~. was visiting the Allentown cong r r ~ nion. and in 1922 ~ltenrletlthe C!cdnr Point cunventian. Alter theic departure.

likely you were apprehensive about your first student talk. Rutherford appointed N.' now the era of global expansion was dawning. secretary and treasurer.Yearbook Yearbook raw a r n g brother busy putting his dotlies and things to ohe of the dressers in room A-9. Clayton J. you know what started over three decades ago a t Brooklyn Bethel-the Theocratic Ministry School. "arrangements were made for what was then called an Advanced Course in Theocratic Ministry. Cantwell. J. A surprise printed release bearing the same name was a 9 6 . C. They shouId be able to glve reasons for their hope. Sullivan. Then rvhat? A . L. 1943. Brather Knarr yas e l e c l d a s a director. and the young brother turned out t o be none other than Brother N. branches were being closed down and mob action was taking place. Knurr to serve in that ca acity. Robert J. After the lecturc we adjourned to smaller rooms where all enrolled would present student talks under the tutorship oi: trained counselors. He was also made president of the International Bible Students Association. among other ihings. a few words of remonstration followed. Barber ex lains: "All the male members of the Bmoklyn nethey ljlmlly were invited to enroll The course conststrd Hrst of n Icctu~u!delivered t o ' t i e entire school. Knorr. Martin died on Seplcmber 23. Right from the start it was evident that Ile had not come t o Bethel to do an thing else bul a ply himself to the work at hand. 1935. 6. when there was so much persecution going on. W? figured one more in the room was too muctl. Woodworth was editor. The sislrrs were lnvitcd to nltcnd. J.Knorr. we will want to have run the factory all nlgkt tonight. they should have the ability to expFss thernse1. member is: If Armageddon comes tomorrow. as it was back in the early 1940's." Does that sound familiar? If you are one of Je hovah's wllnesses. 1932. The ap ointcd school inslructor was to act as chairman an$ offer constructive counsel on six+minute student talks delivered on various Biblical topics by male enroilees.of tge Peoples Pulprt Association (now Watchtower Rible and Tract S o c ~ e t yof New York.). held m 247 titles throughout the United Stares on April 17 and 18. On dune 10 1940. inaugurated at Brooklyn Bethel In February 1942. Brother Knorr hecame a director and was chosen as viceprcsidenl of the Pennsylvania corporation. But something all of us here will want to re. He was made the As. business manager. 8. E. A t their "Call to Action" Assembly. and Nathan H. said: ? know that things look bad for the work. However. Soon other praisers of Jehovah were benefiting Prom this education IO?. Brother Knorr. who presided at the resulting meeting. F. Coward. Reusch adds: "Each month we had a review prepared by our school instructor. A 'fire &ill' was called and. 1928. but things calmed down. H. the "Course in Theocratic Ministry'' was announced and dernonslrated. Not knowing that a change had been made and tllat he was taking the lace of a brother that had been moved to WBBR on &aten Island. he says: "Whereas in Brother Rutherford's day the emphasis was on "Religion 1s a Snare and a Racket." In succeeding years the emphasis on Bible educat3on was to become even more pronounced. soclntion's vice-president on January 10. he was appolnted'by Brother Rutherford to be a copartner in the publishing of the Golden Age magazine. W. H. N." And. As C. When factory manager Robert J. Brother T. Cantwcll recalls: "In 1940. On Januar 11. Martin. what was that? A school. but lhey were not at that time enrolled in tile school. 197 COURSE IN T ~ O C R A T I UfiKCNlSXRY "Just a few days more than one month after Brother Knorr became president of the Society. James Woodworth reflects on the past. One ni ht we were working overtime a t the factory. Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society." L. That was the view of the Society's new president. 1934. and education-Biblical and or anizational-ommenced on a scale heretofore not fcnown hy Jehovah" people. 942. His cluction re the residency of both sorietles came about on January 13. ikapglled hirnscl!. But suppose the entire school was new." says Henry A.Knorr. following the dcath of E. J. but we often en oyed talhng aboul this situation years later and laugked heartfly. vigorously in the sl~ippingdepartment and made rapid progress in handling resp??sibilities atid doing whatever he was aslrt?d to do. 196 d Later he served on the dispatch desk at the Society's printing plant and on February 8. Fat exactly a suitable rvelcome.p a ~ ebooklet that told how to conduct the new school In each congregation and also furnhhed information for weekly instruction talks. If you are enrolled in today's Theocratic Ministry School. Xnc. 'What are you doing here?' 'We'v? got enough in this room already and it's too crowded. As to Brother Ihorr's attitude toward the work.vm Scripturally."' !i' EDWOATENG PEOPLE FOR TJFB Jehovah's people had been using the testimony card snd the phonograph in their field service. Jehovah's witnesses had indeed entered an era of edlxcation for life.

my.. as well as how the addition of the Apocrypha came to be. the decade-Iong use of the phonograph was replaced by oral witnessing by theocratic preachers at t h e doors and in the homes of Ihe people. however. and somehow I: got through it. the Masoretic text and many other features. L." comments Louisa A. Ramu." Various publications of succeeding years were FIXpared with the Theocratic Ministry School in mmd. with special emphasis on the ways in which each Elble book is beneficla1 for Christians 198 . A noteworthy feature of the Theocratic Ministry School is the reading of God's Word. deIivering a public talk was quite a challenge. Says W. and for personaI research. Although it was such a difllcuIr thing to do. At times distribution of printed invitations was coupled with the wearing of placards advertising the talk. "My mother said that I gave that talk every night for several nights in my sleep. Currently used Ln the Theocratic Ministry School." Here was another publication that thoroughly discussed each o f the sixty-six books o f the Bible. 199 today. Thus. Truly it has been a provision from fehovah." "?'he King of Eternity'' was Lhe titIe of Angelo Catanzaro's ilrst student talk. The result was a 1100-page volume covering Scriptural topics from "Aaron to "Zuzim. the first entitled "Will Man Succeed as a World-Builder?" &7 Besides t h e speaker.. "My lmees were knocking toget%er. Theocratic Ministry School. Today. "Oh. U ~ e nyou are bcncfitlng from such public meetings to this very day. "1'11 never forget that. "I did not last sfx minutes h e cause I gave thc entire talk in three minutes. it all started at Brooklyn Bethel back in February 1942. Fine. t h e Tl~cocraticMinistry School has done much rnr Jehovah's people. was I scared!" she admits. i s a work that repregents six years of research. of course.'" But prayer and reliance upon Jehovah played a vltal part. admits Julio 5. the Theocratic Ministry School Is a re ular feature of Christian training provlded h the d. n u s spcalring campaign was inaugurated. Doubtless expressing the thoughts of man others.anuury I945 n worlrlwidc public public tnlks. Now it was tKeir tun1 to get ncrvous! Grace A. Some two hundred and fifty brothers In more than ninety lands contributed to i t .How? By advertising the discourse through handbill distribution on the streets and from house to house.Yearbook Ysarbook brothfr's first talk in the schooI could be ulte an experience. I: lcarned l o r thc first time what the Talmud was. Estep had a sermon on the first evening that sisters gave presentations in the congregational. Best of aU was the analysis of every book of the Bible. Demonstrating how to give sh:minute sermons to people at their homes resented quite a challenge for them. "But it was an easy subject and very familiar. If you attend Chrrstian meetlngs regularly. many years." he says. other Kingdom proclalmers had part in the campai~n. to become proficient and confident spealcers. Since its inceptyon. Alice Babcock ap ropriately calls it "a veritabe storehouse of spirituaPtroasuros. but the Watch Tower Soviet ensured uniformity of presentation by selecting the su&ecls and furnishing one-page outlines for these hour ialks. Among these was the Watchtower-size book "AZI Scripture Is Imperedl of God and Be?taficiaZ. improved spealrlng ahility became noticeable at an early date. "and it was marvelous to see how Jehovah's spirit aided t p r n . Mabel P. on the night before I: was scheduled t o give a public talk I wouId kneel down at my bedside and pra to Jehovah to give me the ability and strength to deyiver the dB. Warrington.corn leted in 1910. I n those earlier days. I t was something new. This has h e n a regular part: of the program. Philbrick will tell you that t h i s book "made it possible to have a better understanding of the writing and preservation of the Bible. sisters in the congregations d Go& people were privileged to enroll in the Theocratic Mlnistry School.576 eongre ations of Jehovah's people earth-widc. M.congregation's territory. how pIeased I was afterward for this added blessing from Jehovah!" Is that how you feel? Yes. and then a special staff worked on the material at the Society's headquarters in Brooklyn. . One of the early publications deslgned for use in the Theocratic Ministry School was '%quipped for Every Good Worlc. Pelle: "For many. Fre uentIy the discourse was delivered at the Kingdom %all. A PURILTU BPEARITYC) OAMPAIQN Back in the 1910's the Thcocratlc Minlstry Xchool soon pmducrd man unlifled brolhers who could g k e ." published in 1946. aftcr 1944. "They were willing and tried. From the start nf 1959. This public meeting campaign began with a series of eight talks. but 1 did not quit. 1Sach spenlcer prcparcd his own discourse. That was my first experience in platform speaking." of 1963. but a Iccture series might be scheduled in rented facilities or elsewhere in some outlying area o f the ." Its t i t l e ? Aid t o Biblc Understandi?~g. hands were shaking and my teeth were chattering.

Graduation of Gilead School's thirty-fifth class took place a t Kingdom Farm on July 24. near South Lansmg. should intense persecution require their Zransfer to that location. worfring up ledurcs. Van Amburgh. but grateful for the rivllege. 1960. Iticluderl was instruction in a foreign l a n g u a g 4 p a n i s h i o r t h e flrst class. Of this number. sleeping quarters and other fariliti~s. including members of the governing body of Jehovah's witnesses. an auditodum. World J a r I1 was still raging when the earliest classes of Gilead School graduated. But Gl1e. In September of 1942. Maxwell C. ower. as well as others. 1961. Truly. Costa Rlca. To date more than 5. Su reme Law. "We felt extremely inadequate. Now plans were mzde for a new theocratic educdional institution. Brother Rnorr himself delivered the address of welcome and dedication.e school itself would be named the Watchiower Brble College of G i l ~ a d . Yexico. Canada and Alaska.500 an? .500 students have attended this institution of theocratic education. Kcllcr prc ared the courses outlined by the governing body. New York. Brother Rnorr and the other directors of the Watcli Tower Society unanimously approved the establishment of a scllool designed to train missionaries for mitiisterial activity in countries throttghout the earth. Weelrcnds p~ovided line occasions for the lifesaving work of Kingdom-preaching. The schooI was new. this helpetl to rcljctre nervous tcnslon." The keenly anticipated opening day arrived-Mon- l Yearbook 201 day. February 6. But it had never scrvcd that purpose. Rroolrlyn. 3943."-Matt. For one thing. Since it then was virtually impossible to send missionaries to Europe and westward to the islands o f the sea. 24 :14. over 2. Talks were given by F. It seems that Jehovah perhaps directed matters all along. 65:2. BibIe Themes-these were some of the suEjects t o tvhhlch indusWious students g a w their attention during the Ave-month course." remarked Brother and Sister Charles Eisen. adjustn-tcnts wurc made in the existing hufldingcl at Kingdom Farm in order to provide a library. "Our applications were accepted. That was Gilearl's first class. sixth class opened in facilities of the Watch Tower Society at 107 Columbia Heights. Later it was called the . Friend and Eduurdo F." No question about it? This school's establishment was a rnajbr lh~ocraticdevelop- ment. Situated there was a large three-story brick hulldin completed by the Watchtower Society in 1941.td students also spent: some timc each school. D. acquiring textbooks and gathering a library. Snow covered the fields of Fingdom Fnrm. Three decades have passed since the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead had it8 start. with a unigne purpose for F ihla structure.Those were thrilling months! Imagine the surprise of certain pioneers when they received applications for the new school. E. Doubtless all those present agreed fully with his comments: "Jehovah God has provided thls land and building named 'Gilcad' tor His purpose.200 Yearbook course in a wa pleasing to him. Theocratic Field Ministry. on Monday. Puerto Rico. The greater thrill came when those applications were accepted. The thirty. day p~rIorrni11gcertain farm nnd domestic dulleti. How beneficial it i s to have this school at the Society's headquarters! Students are now privileged to hear discourses by more brothera associated with the Soaety's staff. classrooms.~atchtoiver-%ibl& School of Gilead. they werc sent Arst to Cuba. February I. Yet. To Him we eive all thanks and vraise. friends and r e l a t i v e 1 6 i persons in all. A. Where would it function? On the Society's property in the Finger Lakes area o f upper New Yorlr state-Kingdom Farm. W. Providing education for life was vitally important. then t o plan for international expansion of Cingdom-preaching activities. There was n flurry of nctlvlty. Franz and W. Schraeder. Beginning in Oclohcr of 1942. We sold our car and irailer and headed for school. It was a cold and win'cry day. as well as Asia. Joining them for the school's dedication exercises: were directors of the Soci~ty members of the faculty. Since then they have gone to the very ends of the earth t o declare the good news of the Kingdom "for a witness. some single--gathfifty-one women-some ered @th great delight. T o some it may have seemed imractlcal. Bible Research. Students and instructors alike enga ed in the field service. It has h e n constructed as a refuge for members of the Brooklyn Bethel family. the classes were new. Public Bible Speaking. ins~dethe administration building forty-nine men and married. JEHOVAH PROVZIDES FOR A WORLDIVIDE W T W E B S Some three decades ago mankind was in the throes o f World War 11. T f i . At the same time. ihere were many thlngs to Icarn. the instructors and students were mew. Weckday evrnlngs were f o r personal study. I advise young brothers in the h o c r a t i c Ministry School to do likewise bccause Jehovah has always heard my peation and he will hear theirs alsoan--Ps. But Jehovah's spirlt strengthened his servants to move forward.

r lwhr~.?".origillally I l s coursc consisted of twc~ily. Rlrn nurl women t~:tvc! It*:u'ncd to read and write n t ~ dmany AInong thcm Ilavr gone on t o enjoy rich privileges of scrvice to J~hovrils9 honor and glory. bhiu. Clevrland. With the passing of time.iIeg~s. necrilllng that discourse1 Marie Gibbard comments: "FEow ncctlrnte1y the prophecy of n~vrlation 17 has unfo!c?crl. i~luchworlr!" I7irrther Indicating that there was work nhcnd were statcmunts rnlrde during the public cllscoursc nn Sullilny ailrrnonn. when the Unlterl Natlonu w 3 s I~allctIns the answer to Suture peace! I'hls tnllc reallx rri. nttrl t ~ gthat fast-moving hour-long tnllc. t licir p1.T l i ~ o u ~the h years ~ o m i ivl~o * have srlughi Scrll. pmnchlng the good news of the KLngdom around the world. i n the Suclcly's f~~c~ililicls ncnr South ~ . Se ternhcr 18.l. same hrrvr been higl-hy rbolnii~rx~~dctl by government ofiicaInle. KINGDOM MIhTXSTRY ISCnO(bt The emphasis an theocratic education for life has continucd through the years.Puur scZ~oaldays.tulnl know1rd~:ehave been I l l l t rmtr. I t wnR polntrd out th?t t h e L ~ ~ ~ I111~n I P in . Inrlrerl.nor~l. th.r~st?' Illr~rnlly ~ I V A V I I U of I i~ r~(+s. 'rIre topic wns "I'encr-Cnn It Last?'" 'rhnt wtlulrl hc a very imprtnnt S ~ P C S I . ITfrId hlinistry.' ' I-Jc opened his discoursr wlXh I l ~ rsignificant w~)r(Is:T h e r e Is Iurther work to he done.Days ~ :u. n ~ ltl~ c r the man-made pcacc nor thc scarlet* colwrerl honst rvould last. 'was not. '1'11r~l.r.'rho first group Zo attc?nd t h e Ktngdom Minlstr)f S~rlioolcolrsistcd of Iw~trty. Spabng ant1 Ovcrs~css.--1l ~ elubllntiun lllnt Pnmc to this country whet] V-F: ni~il b . 2942. thr nhyss of tniicl~on.oughout the earth. A "GO AREAD" SIGNAL 18 MITNDED Back In 1942 Brother Knorr and 111s adrnll~lstrative nssnclntes realized that there was much work aheacl.il~ltltIrsant1 pri\.l.Yearbook 202 still active in full-time wrvlce. Urolher Knorr SolEowed I?. ttrere I ~ a v ebeen adjustments in the Kingdom Ministry Scirool. hir I."' \<nor].sr)~~l~lly llrjw long rind hard Itc pt'ncl Zr'c'd 011 rl(>llvc~i'y. ''I'he Only L I ~ l i 't I rlozl't thlt~lc anyone the audientne thougl~l tht! llme had L V J I n l ! to ~ l i l r kthe hand and relax. tl ?'Rat first course rrln from March 9 In A )ihll 3. Yearbook 203 'me ronventron's keynote speech rvaa delivered by F. Soon l l ~ cbcast ltsulS would 11c utterly destroyed. Entilled " ~ h sdrily Light. Iitcl-acy classes. Rrntl~cr Knol-ta rrnHzrtl. September 20. IEs~tst. was the key city. such as ImIrmcntntion of a ttuo-tvmk study course.ublcn1 11ns13ui hr!rn [~ushcdasEde. How thnnkful J r h o v n l ~ ' ~eople can be that this flnc iralntng has k~cilnprovl&d! The Kingdam Ministry School llnr done rnlichh to ~rluipChristian avcrserrs lor thrlr rapon- r.My r 3 ~ t 1 1 ~I -1I I II I T I wnR nrl ihd* llo(1r rlli~~~c:(ly unrlt11. I n that discourse. So.lr*cIt 'till Ile Iiad. Frnnz on Friday eveninE. (IErv. the League of Nntlrsns was boIdly identiflccl with thc scnrletcntorcd political creature of Revclntion chnpter 17. but it wnulrl not remnin In the .11 "I rboulrl hrnr hlm 11t'11(-11rl1tl:r1111 Il)u11. Il?. rlinplcrs 49 and 60. In a number of lands rhe instrurtorr lravel rora place t o place. l W t h J~hov~h's n1i1 110 W I I S rl~trrrnlnrd to 1:.ul(ls thc org:~ni-rution uf God's pcoplr has provltli:~l fo1. T h e ~choolwna trnnsf<!rrrd t o Ihr! 11c~:tdquxr'ters in Brooklyn on April 9.ll(~Inlk 'Pvnrr* C'nn 11 T.it. the Luaguc wuuld come out of IIIP nl~yssto an uneasy pcaco t h a t would not I. nincty-six classroom sessions and twcrity Illslruction tnllts or lectures.' su that GGod people rnlgllt continue t r ) ~. with fifty-one others tlcd ill ttiroughoue the Unlteil States. 3959. . j:olnf: ~ l v r t lila ~ p~rl. t h s pmsirlc!~lrs r[~rrn~lvl~. FClingdom Rlnisiry Schools have becn held in many countries thr.~sl?Wlint n marvelous protection Tor us not to he srvnyetl hg the world events I o rtr1low. Called the Kingdom Mltilsl~~y Scl~ooi. to the ffrcat hcnefil of Jehovah's fcopln. United $1 aXrs rlrcui2 s~rvants (ovv~'sovrs)nnd l h r i r wivrs whu wurta nni graduates or I . 1 l : R ) It rvould rise :]gain. In 1958 worllr bcgnn en n course of study for a new school. a "Go nI~cnd"signal was soundcd. Julia Wflcox writes: " A l t h c colrclur~lonof Ihc I<cynote speech.lvrrl nnd then. No. spr:nkin$ 011 the subject "Presmting 'the Sward of the X[urll.' Yet. 311 nlniiv I. la:.cfjfcttlle only light itt rile ctnrkn~ss of thls old wortd.. W. i l r ~ ~ Scliocll. Thls one was f o r uvprseers. I Irrioy pc.cleclnred.five stuclents. using IocnI R l n ~ r l o m Halls so Ihnl mom elders can benefit from l ~ n v i ~the l ~ : school nt n locnl ion mom convcnicnt tn them.r1s nn intcrrsljng side of tlicocratlc education for lifrb ~ I I R Js~ not l o ht. The subjcct ? A strnn e one. slnrr the nations wurr! then enmcsEed In Worltl Wnr TT.ns Jt was shorvn that." it wan Raseti nn Isaiah.' "MnnZ1i. 1967. it was time to ' a ~ ~ l sand u shine. Subjects incluilcrl RIn~rlomTmchings. n n s \ r t ~ $New York. W.Frenz on the program. "the prophvcy sl~nwsthal when the 'lloasl' corncs out of the abyss al ihc end n l thiw total wnr it comt!s out with the woman 'I<nbylunlon Its backF or ahe rllrnba upon its bar4c as sootl n s It gt:ls out.'' sirys 1.ttfc tnslfng lrnprassions fur prartlenl tq-q~lication. In fnct.in 1915. at the New World Thcocrattc Asscmbly of Jchovah's Witnesses on Suplembcr 18-20 In. "But mnrk this."Go nl~entl" signlil rang clearly.

but their activities. were held each week in the United Stales. In fliousnnds of cases. but rovlded for the exemption of "regular or duly ordafied minlstprs of religinn. In the majority of mses." comparable l o circuit overseers of today." Brother Itovalak admits. Referling 'to October 1949. So I traveled. 1916. He says: "SuddenIy. C H R X 9 W NEUTRALS TAKE THEIR STAND As the Watch Tower Society's new administration got under way in the early 1940's. talked. when Nict~olasKovalak. Brandt and six other Witnesses were sentenced. not . on the weekend. on the average.GOS? Summing that all u p for the entire year. Pioneer Daniel Sydlik (who now serves at Brooklyn Bethel) was jailed because of his C. over which a "district servant" would preside. with 1.020 miles by car t h a t month!" Hc also says: "I had five c i r c ~ ~assemblies it on the weekends. It autIlorized the ~ o n s ~ ~ i p t ifoo nr military service of young men over eighteen years of age. td r~lln 17: 16) 1:urt herrnorc. when Eugene R. (Zone servants had previously done such work. "like rumbling thunder. "They would examine records of the congregauons and assist I b e brothers in advancing the Kingdom interests. a circuit assembly. 1941. Jehovah's servants had work to do and there would be soma time remaining in which to do it.They wrr'e neither seditious. The field would be divided into circuits. Twice a year all the congregations in a circuit would assemble at one point for a tlzree-day drcuit assembly.'-lsa." MAPEXNG GOOD USE OF TIME IN PRISON That flrst night behind bars was quite an experience. World War I1 was in progress and a number of ChristSan men were undergoing a test of t h d r integrity to Jehovah. and you are benefiting from it now if you arc one of Jehovah's witnesses.Yearbook Yearbook The inference also was clear. Howr:volh. "All of this made us conscious of Jehovah's care for his peaple through his organizalio~~. "Jehovah is good to us and sustaiiis us!' Circuit and district overseers of today are keenly fntercsted in iheir fellow worshipers of Jehova-h. rolled tn a close. 1 can see the lace of my god in that flag and so I have no objection to worshiping it. primarily concerned with assidmg the Witnesses in their house-to-house preaching. then rolled slowly shut. for instnncc. and you should feel the same way. he says. t l ~ y had 'bc.. I n succeeding years there have been adjustmenls in this arrangement. and those of regional servants. the govcrnrncnt's attorneys argued that the Witnesses had t o go into the armed forces before they could seek relief in the federal courts. each of about twenty companies Icongregations) These would be sewed for one week hy t h e . "Now with more congregations it makes it easier.064 circuit assemblies. twenty circuit assemblies. as well as the holding of zone assemblies. as Brother Brandt recalls: "Do you sce that flag? Well. C i r ~ i tassemblies aIso play a vital role in advanang Klngdom interests. 3choval1's witnesses were denied classlflcat~onas rnlnist~ra. witnessed. He remembers lying atop his bunk and listcning as the steel gates." In dass IV-D." From October 15. an ovexwhelmingly sicken- . These brothers were known as "servants to the hrcthrcn. nor would thcy inte~-ft*re will1 mllltary nr orher pzursuits af human gc~vt~rnmenl s. Did you know that during the past service year.708. with an average attendance of L. Look back to the laie 2940's. Yet. Interestingly. ate. onward some new features were to be introduced in connection with this work. traveling overseers. had been discontinued as of De cember 1.000 miles serving two congregations and." says Sister J.143 in at- 204 VISITING S ~ H E I R D SOF THE FLOCK At: that 1942 assembly it was announced that representatives of t h e Watch Tower Society would regularly visit congregations of God's pcople. t hc Wlt nesscs th(rmsp1ves wcrr dr~tcllhrnlnt~ti lo rnniutnitl strEri nc!u+ trality as CIiristlnns. besldes serving several congregations In between. there were 1. 1942. was ouc o f t h e few brothers engaging in the district work in the United States.all his trips by autqrnobile were that long. checked the records. 2:2-4. seek to aid them in the field service and to upbuild them spiritually. read and had a little lime for sleep!" One week he traveled dose to 2. what was it like some years ago? Let us take the district worIc of the 1940's as an examplc of the efforts put forth by these willing shcpllerds 01 God's flock. the judge pointed to a flag hanging 0x1 the I V ~ U behind his bench and said. "I traveled 4.hristian neutrality in 1044. Of course." One by one the sound of those gates came closer until his cell gate quivered. They . Jr. 205 tendance. So from the federal distrfct courts integritykeepers were sent to prison. a number receiving the maximum sentence of flve years' incareeralion and a fine of fen thousand dollars.) The sending out of the Society's traveling representatives was to be resumed on October 1. which was still at peace. In the year 1940 the Seleclivc Training and Servrce Act went into effect in the Unlted States. Norris.ilcn lhelr swords into plowshares. studied.

as b~ s t q d p g Yoreign languages such as Spanish and wck oncerning Christians imprison* a t Mill Point. West Virginia. (Matt. I-Ie loolicrl a t it and said that he had the same pic$ure hanglng over his desk in his library. 28:19. . mb . I briefly explained the reason why Jehovah's witnesses do not salute the flag. I took a licture of thc regimental oinccrs fmm my hri~feasc laid it on hh desk.003 men imprisoned a11 together. RecalIing the Christian educational program in prison during those days. I identilled rnpaclt as n f o m r r fellow army officer nnd said (hat 1 hnrl heen rcx~~onsil)lc: lor' supplyInff his batlery wllh nll th? nmmunltion Ih:~t it llntl ilrecl during tlrc wixr. Eut that did not still their lips entireIy. the Iorrner army ofieer with whom I: served during World War I. Truman pardoned only 136 Witnesses. arran ernents were made for certain brothers.20) True. Such tian neutrals who Illegally were denied their rights by draft boards and fcdcraI courts from 1940 to 1946. I then told him that it is harder fighting for Christian principles than it was fighting in the war. Sinm Harry Truman. Then just as quickly follorved another sensation equally overwhelming."-2 Cor.' "-Phil. .523 pardons were granted. eventually found himself in a federal prison. was the president. T o my surprise. When not busy at prison duties. September 6.m. got t h e lion's share. Truman then said that be would discuss it with the Attonley General. I thought it would be well for me to mention this fact to the chairman's ofice. like so many others. He listened and then said." In time. the vast majority of these Christian neutrals were d~serirninatedagainst only because they had been resolute in thcir deiermlnation ta maintain integnty to Jehovah God. . without a way out. . becoming my firct 'letter of recommendairon' and being b a p t b d in the mule trough." As matters turned out.' " The Watch Tower Society was concerned about the spiritual welfare of these young men. Other religious groups. Jehovah's witnesses seelr ways of carrying uut their commission to make disciples. 'I see I was mistalien. rLudoIph J. the improved their general education. Truman listened mtently as the Society's lawyer developed the features of the resolution to the point where executive clemen$y was requested.'" Brother Tlcnnrdy contlnucs: 'WOW 1 Imcw IhnL It was my turn to speak. 1946. Mamillan and T. which 1 did. to vjsit them regularly: Why? T o provide Scriptural counsel and encouragement. Then. the opportunities open to these Christian neutrals were now limited. . at U:30 p. President Truman appointed his Amnesty Eoard. another lawyer and Brother Kennedy. the Society's general counsel. havlng only 1. 1047. met wlth the president for some forty minules.300 Wllnesses. compared with 4. 1946. such as A..000 wrongfully convicted and imprisoned Witnesses. F. Sullivan. which made me feel great peace and joy. the president thereafter gave hhis attention to the Society's attorney "as he concluded the request f o r the release of Jehovah's witnesses being held in prrson under the Selective Service Act. 5 PETITION FOR PARDON On August 10. It petitioned the president of the United Slates to grant full pardon to over 4. They reviewed thousands of court records and draft board files. Sunal says: We had our congregation book study . Also. Kennedy. Hence. Ohio."' says Edgar C. Whetlier frce or Imprisoned.' " According to Brother Kennedy. a significant resolution was unanimously adopted by upward of 60. "~rurnanbroke m with a flare of emotion and said: I don't have any use f o r a S O . . the kind of pence that the Bible speaks aboutL1the peace of God that excels all thought. whereas 1. wauld be personally presented to the president of the United States by a representative from the Society. instruments for music and a most instructive program. J. . . Brother Molohan comments: "1 made the most of one opportunit a goodhearted man aerving a life term. on Friday. . "the chairman announced that the resoIution.206 Yea~booh: 207 clemency would restore the civil rights of these Chris- Yearbook ing sensation swept over me. Consequently. they often were allowed to hold meetings for study of the Bible and publications of the Watch Tower Society. Bcsldes. asking f o r full pardon for all these men. Each durmitoly group of brothers had its Service Meeting and Theocratic Ministry School. But on December 23. Frank $den. he recalls. One summer we used the ball Eeld and had !he piano and othe. 4: 7. .B that won't fight for his country. 3~1-3. Another provishn that we werc able to arrange for was the privilege of miniature assemblies. Brother Sydlik. Jerry Rtolohan remarks: "Our study meetings of all kinds were exceptionally well attended and it was so educational we humorously called the Leavenworth Prison Honor Farm 'Stonewall College. According to B r ~ t h e rKennedy. which made mc feel trapped. What did Christian neutrals do there? They made good use of their time. a pioneer. recommending some pardons. I don't 1HIce the clisreslpcct you people show for thr? flag. . Sunday we had our Watchtower study in the library.000 delegates a t the Glad Nations Theocratic Asscmbly of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cleveland.

keeping. rnLPING HANDS R E A m O m Sept~mber2.!)0. on February 4. too. 1 h COII!'~ ~ extc-nrlcd the law so as lo permit defense in c o ~ ~ by r l JI-LIIOVRII'S witnesaca who hud been diargcd will) J'iilllng to report to n conscientious objector camp or' to 1 v m ~ 1 nin such that Brother King orighatd in prlson. some of them EC nrntrB from tlirlr filmillcs.mo persons nr Y m i r c ~Stil(Iiurn in rw Yorlc city. Ll? n small way.322. Tl~oseasgumtsnts wcrc defeated in t h e Llicki~tso~r case. T i i q ~vereweImmed bar k by illcli.873 pounds. Swrtlrn and elsewhere contrlbut crl clothln y: and lnrmcy Xo h ~ y food to 11eIp Christians I n AusFri. Chrlst inns In wnr. t l i r n l'hlfI[il~lt~c* . Tons and tons ~vcrcthus Ic~vrnglys~rpp'tied. not l. 110 hnd mcdilntccl on the Scriptures.In n rllsp ny ol' C hrlsl la11 love f o r their nrcdy LeIlow Ziellrvers. thc United States Supreme Court ruled. Con~rcgallanswerr* reestabllsi~rd nnrI pir ritual food again I.110 pairs of slloes were sent tu nebdy Chrl.406. i u CU~?IC..ll~~-lol pust:rssluns.Yet.q IIL Ilrtl Vh!na9s prlsons.321. dr*hovnll'a ~lcoplelaunched what provrrl to bc rt twoanrl-half-yeur worldwide relief saml~nl:no ( J o l ~ n13:34. a l l e r seven yt*fil'. Mo11etnril.that the lowcr federal courts had been wtmnE In rtenylng t h e WIl nessrs 1 he ri h t to a fair 3ic.mvn ed no liolis I I C L ' ~ P $ material things Loo. Il. Stanlcv I:rricsl Jones to ovpr aa.lring: ~ n d i n rnalr~t'aininr: t llnl l hcy h a 8 to entcr the arlrlcd forthra bcrorr! they r:c~rl\dclc~frndthemselves in court.arls"--conlninc.slirrrs rtnd olher needs were collrctecl anrl sol-teil at the ICingdurn IIalls.i~nwingif they were still nliv(*in tlie flr.X~urlliermorc. whllo Imprisoned. 2:IQ. FIZtM KN FAITH DBSPIm lMPrtXi3ONMENT Laolcing hack some three decaclcs to t h e flu s when RQ many Cl~rfstiann e u t r a l s were Irn risonetl &r their Intc~rlly.056.208 Yearbook x m ma= FIGHT o m m m s Xn the W i t h and Estep tascs.''-Rev. cnrverntrd Christian neutrals In the Unjted States as well ns man other integrity-lteepers. F o r ~ d shipments totaled 718.247 pounds. tl~rrrc is ~ni?g In I7c an end to it." Tot a I ahi prnents of clothing amounted ta 2. While irnprisoncd.irnc good nrws lor whtch I l ~ r yhad been imprisoned nntl rrcoup thew splrl t ual Ict~owlcdge.inclur ling I3rolhcrs Junes nntl &ng. blnadn. BPI~ l u m Ih8lr::il-[a. 35) bi1it ncssos in tile United Stales. E s t h e r Allen says: "'I'hc Ietlcr of thanlts I l ~ n lcrlme back brought tears of joy to the eyes.wns an lnspirallorl to 11s and we wcre happy for t h e prIvllef:c! o f hcl Ing tcr aupply. China. Drz~rni~t'lc.y f he vrilucl of all this came to $1.ily.lecntne nv%llnhle in ~ v e ~ l n c t . 19-16. E v w ~ t J ~ .~.Eni n. Dl you know t h a t . lic!~n:. 10.rlians rIurnlngthis relief camgalgn. Ihv N ~ ~ Z l ~ i ~ r l zNorwny. Comrneailng on orlo expression c)f grnlltude.itJ~~ ~ T I I S Iz?bC Your Hi.y. HaroId Kin spent nearly flvc years in a Red Chinese grison. n mclody lot* ICln~rlorn work. rlcr. he even composc~lIIIUEJ~Cb n ~ on ~ l Scriplural lhoughts? Yes. But o11~Ihin Ihat Ile mentioned was: "Wc'le only Going to have trifulation 'ten days.~ pntt?ji?rg YrulrsrLrr8 ?t." n cnmp nfllrr reporting. ~rlutlgsick and permanently ~trllapc!tl n i tlrt!ir nl:. On Urct%rnbc~. %rothers . Jehovah can uphold yor~ ns he dld in. And these kind flllts wcm apprccinted. kh. 1946. e w n as It was hy thosr $ut~drecls of ( :lii'l:. hnd rernnlnecl spiritually strong.a person may won& wiiat h e would do rlnrlrr s~rnilas circumstances. declarc the s.P g to 111: and j r i rla o w r tr?lw. I4ul wiih all of t h ~ sIhey werr amazing1 strong cpit+ifUIIIIV. . 1945. Tt Is gong NO.Their compelling desire. I It~nEnr. prvc:rdent for all the federal courts to iollorv. Adrlllic>r~nlly.I(iq)\it~lIc.r l l over tlrc ~vorld. .' In othrr worrls. entitled "From House to I-Iousc. c n s i n~lnlounts. ~ n t l s . . Therefore w e just entlulr.Their first intenul was to t h e o r ~ a n i m .l i : 1 ~ III!U~I'IIIY somr years 81:~. A fellow missionary. In the II'L~~POA and Dodaa cases. their rnalcrlnl needs. 'Xi tho rln~ilor World War TT. then picked u p by trl~clrs f o r shipment to our brothers. This set the y)!w 7 lJol:ktld IIHII l t ( ~ ~ t ~ j a ~ i i : ~ . The 'lirntch Tower Society's brancl~ o m c ~ swere soon r ~ n p n c r tIn many lands.IH I9li5. With Jehovnll's help lntc rlty can be nlrrlrilnrk*A. Czrrhosln~~i~ltEn. who had the i!nrd exprrlcncc ol! in r8nrceratlon in u Cornrnulfist Chmcse prison. Thc Rovernrnent's attorneys ~ r g u e R thnl full-time pfonccrs wclv not entitled to cxemprlon from rnilftary sr?rvlm nntl tratnlng because lhry dlrl not have fixed cnnf:l'r :~llons. resorted lo pruyor ~ i r i r lIrcpl himself spiritually strong with the aid of Jchuvnh's spirS1. do not fear t h e i u l t t r ~ . Iollowlng s~lchgrcnt nnd extended bardsl~ips. 11 docs not really rnnttvr wbnl excuse the encrnv uses lo Inrarcerate I lod(. "oui3 Z~l~oZlicrs rr!tu~'netlSlaoln Ilie prlaon cnnlpe." mcnll ITnzrlle nntl ITPT~~II Iii'UIE. Goit wlll hrFng us through. 23." So.tl~c?~:o~~c?rnmml's Tnwyers c:trnlcbnfml Ihnt company servants (presirling ovcrscurs) wtblr no1 cntitled to exemption b~causrthey did not Ilnvt! congrcgaiiona consisting nP l n y m ~ l l .idctl in fnrror of Jehovalfs witnesses by ihc Unltcd States Slrpremr Court on Novemhcr 30. brought the end of World War XI. the songboolc used by Jehovah's wltncsses t ~ d a y ~ ' ~ ' S i n g i nund g Acco?.:ih or not.but pr~drled ovrr* fllosc n ~ a d cup of JeEiovahk sit nmses. 1953. S w l t z c ~ Innd. ~ l u t h It~g.

1-lenscl~cl.l:4." MO!+I:t him 10. N.L ~ ( > WCII.While one could sce no disRnvt I?T from the ploilorm. A. hot11 ancient and rnotlcrn. They have genulne l o v h ~uoll.w d l r t ~ e n t . great appreciation and an encouraging record of integrity.lan.food ntrd money and pprmptly took abrrut sevrti ions a? supplics to the stricken area. dc. 11."IdsLGod Be T r r d J thcn stood In lourlh place on anc list of the world's best-selling nonfiction llnolts of I lle twentfel h century.11 to t I . tinued. I~nvchrcn occasions of ~ l m splriluul t bcncflt. hoth at home and ahroad. trit3 wnh r~vidcclwhen an earl11 unltr! rlestrnvrd ]\. l w l ~ v e e n 15. ~ ' 1. Revised as of April 1.246. ciulrcd hy tllr brothers In thr! ~tric'lcmi~rcn.-2 Cor. Swinglc di~cussedlhe sublect "Awakc!" H& described the twcntldh-ccniury wnrid ns a synthetic. E<Eg. God's people had an Inlcmattonat ctlnvm!ion of 6 ~ ~ 1proportions 1 that it brought tojielher Jn o ~ f o city dolegates from dl parts o f the earth. in fact. 13:24-30. the Watch Tower Society provldccl $20.~r t 11l. 1 hc wcrrls or tares. Spiritual food was o f utmost Importance. to stay awake and la rcvd Jwi~in!'Y c s .::~I~[I.housc work. That was evident.210 Yearbook Ysarbook So It was that in one direction flowed material thinus.Slmllnrly. 3ri-43) Ant1 it was nt this sumc assembly that L. g~*c.'" Rezapturing the event. (Matt.000 lived convedently and Inex ensively. fonncrl known as ' I 1 h Coldcrr Agc. For instance. Yet. however. Consider the 1970 eadhqunkt! In 3-'rru. in time.v~ . the new magazine Aumlcc! was to re lncc Cotlsotntion.c. So on Fcbl-unl 6.Ohio. n comrnunlty 211 of 20. and It was ilrrnlshed in nl~undancu. far more clothlng thnn wlra nrr?defi Also." urgin his listeners 'to be awake. Mullicity assemblies liatl hccn 1Inkc:d hy r:1rllo~2clcphnnc facilities in varlous lnnds rlurlna ears. 8:8. & A LOOK AT TRIG WORLD H m Them must be illeocrntic wconslructl~n and expansion.Did you know that in the year I961 Jehovnl-i's scrvants In tho United States and other Iands wrote thouenncta 01 Ictlrrs to the authorities In S ain requesting thnt God's pcople there be granted !k?dom 1 1 I w<~r. I lu t ' s t tlme st the Glad Nations r r k ~ ~ ~ m : ~ L l ~ Ahsernhly. One formidable pre-conwntlun task was the locating of morning accommodations for the dclegntcs.vnh's Wilttesst!~ in . 3l:ln.Knorr spoltc an An Answer to the Rousing Call.embnrkcd on a globe- . about six months a f l ~ r!he d a d Nations h e m a t i c Assembly. the aid given t o f d o w worslliper~of Jehovah does not always consist of rnatertttl tllln~s. t l ~ ca iplnuse from the vast audlcnce sur ed In r e ~ c w e duulf. The End of the World.I. on August &11. and by enrl I971 a lotill of 19. Othrrs wlIE rt*mrvr~l. Ihc I~oolckstlatribut. 'rYYFranz spalct~on "TI.r!11as II\. Thursday. Je11ovnt1'srwitncs~cn in N r w Yorlc city donated well over ten tona c ~ fclothin 'I'hia was. August 8. IIowever. Through the years.000 and 20. 1996. h n n y yvnrs Inter Henry Cantwell was nble lo my: "IVltlro~rl(Iouht.ccl up to Its nnlnc in Ibelplt~j:mnny l o ribvnltr Tpm t hc slcr'p of lcthnrffy r~nrl to 1 111. ~ n in d the other." an ahsolhhi~igrxpnslllon o f . ccrn for their brotllers everywhere. Brother Ir. and as Ile ot~tlinedt h e work and then told ahout I hc )Inns for enlarging the Rmoklyll B e l W home and i'nc!ory. Azl3r1l. Know.controllcd. G. Natur a y . ~ . Jehovah's witnesses En the Unlted Stntcs have had various opportunttles to help lhelr fcllrlw believers. rntlar.l h boulr "I. M. in 1972.tgo:l.urLsls.01)0c01)ics of Ihc first cdil ion wrrc publlsl1r1d wllh111nbcatl six yc!urs. Can. m a n y delegates were accomrnotlntrd nl 1 1 1 ~ iV'Yltncsses' trailer camp There.710 copies had been published 51 In~ljillngcs.le Ilarvcst.trCFny of the f:ritlsh Isles later m o l e : "I had the privilcgc of k i n g l)cl~indhhm on the platform that cvcning. Oftcn thcy hnvc also I)ccn tirncs of grr?nt re o l c l n ~ [Drat.r Ihr-llllr~l:rl~scmbl far the exrell~ntprlrnnl-y liilil(: H! l~tlyi ~ l l l I l1~1. This WRS accomplished by extemive house-io. HISTORIU CONWNTXONH TRULY HONOR JFXIOVhrl Large gatherings of Garl's poplr.ct Uod Br: 'l'r. Brotllel. held 111 t l ~ e Ilrst p o s t t ~ ~ r yrlrir.shlp'! And in the year 1968 they wrote to thc authot'llbs of MaI~wiprotesting the ill treatnlent of Jehovi111'sChrlsttnrl witnesses there.gatIonsin Lima gathered togell~rr clotl~lng.lor~con. the delegates required physical god. jet-prop~llcil.'I~vclancl. 12) Tills wnh ucrtninjv t r u i o f tho Glnrl Nr~tfonsThcocrallc Ass~rnljlyYI o~r!i<.1)00 f o ~ : i l n [)ranch oflicu t o use in obtaining w l i > ~ t r v wna ~ .000 persons could bc fed En an hour's time. There. Neil. In m a t ~ r i a l w:iys. 1947.iwaua.500. 1952. electronic world headed Snr Ihc dllcl~ o f drstruction f o r failure to be aw:llw to rhc w d Issyes confronting mankind. was csperlally notahla a t that I946 assembly. and his secretary. with large comblnecl aurll~nces. Such !isplnys n l L'brisfinn l o w nrr? rcrni~iiscent of the good-h~:lrtcdl i k r i ~ l l l yof first-ccntury Christians.nors spolre on Ihc subjcct "The Problems of Itcmnsl r~rciion and Expanston.T~sus Clirist's illustration 01 the when1 nntl. and signincant indeed was the calcterln nrrnnaument at the assembly location. atom-smasliing. ~ ~ ~ ~ % e d . That o o n v e n t l r ) ~ ~rv.. it was easy to sense tliclr joy.. 9:1 +Id. F.~rr. the Socirly's preslticnt.

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enclrcllng slervfce tour. From personal observation dming that 47,7fmmile journey it was prxsslMr?to determine

Ar; Wednesday August 2, 1950, darned, Jehovah's
people in gcnerai had no idea of U e mnrvelour blessng In sfori' f o r them on that " 'Preach the Word' Day."
Thnr aftcl-nnon Brother Rnorr spoke on [he subject
"Turnin~ to t h e Peoples A P U ~ F
J . n n ~ t ~ ~ ~(%cp&
c.*'
3:9) Among other things, he mcntlo~~uct
t l ~ n tin 1002
tlic Wnlch Tower Society came ~nto possrsr;bn o t a
irnnel:~tinn of tlie Christian Grsek Scri turos known
B S Tiiv Emin ,iia!ir; Dingloft first prlalef on i t a own
Iwcssr:; on l>crember 21, 1526. T h p Si)c:icty thel-eaflcr
~rndrl'i~ml;ather very notable Bible-print ing nclivI2ics.
But ZhnC 3030 assembly session brou~lttto light somet h l n ~ espwi:tlly
:
ilrrilling. On that mernoruhb orca.cinn,
TJrc~tElcr JCnnrt had the great p i ~ a s u ~ o
~ tr ?r*clcsisin~the
h r t 8 t l ) 1Yn~~lrl
'I'lqatr
slntion of tlto Clr rislintt Orcck Krript!rrc.s In I;;~~gllsh.
An amazed, bighl y de!lqhl crl nutlIence
o r 82 075 nt tlze stadium and tllp t i n ~ l c r cnmp reC P I Y P C ~it wit 11 the greatcst of enihuslnsm, sustnlned
npplnuss and dccp ap reciatlon. Tcns or Ihousands of
coplrls ~ v e sr?a~cl.rly
~
ogtained by convention tlclcgates.
1Vhat a lhrS11 f o r all those nsscmhlcri!

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what ste s were required to s t r ~ n ~ t hand
~ n tlnify t h e
wirrldwlcz organlaation.
Tlml iaurney accomplished much, Among other
tlrlncn, fullowing -the tour Gllead mlaslonarlcs were
A C I I ~IC) C P ~ ~ Q I IAsiatlc
I
lands and I H I R ~ I I I Sor itrr Pacific,
IClngdom Interests were being ttdvnntncJ.Tt~e'rlrcocracy
w n s surfzlng ahead!
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.Tehovah can 'make the little one +come R tltousnnd
nntl the smttll one a mighty nntlon. ( 1 s t ~60:22) IIe
dltl ttint upon r~storingTsrneltlltr rxllm Trom J?:ll)ylon
to tl~cblr Ilc~n~dnndcenturies ny:o. Sln~llui~ly,
God has
rl~*llvc~rvd
s])irltr~;llIsraelitrs frtttn l ~ o t i t l r ~ ~to
r ! T3:it)ylon
I l ~ r !E:i.rbnt', I lic world empire of f:~larrr-llgicjn. Mn~~cover,
Ilr? l l n ~blesscvl I hcm with incrcitse. 111 t!13H thew was n
p c ~ l cof 59,047 Kingdom pmcIaiin~rvworld wirle. The11
tnirmr*fve:rrs of war, persecution a € Clirlsti;lns and
tller.cn trr organizational r~constructlori :imurlg God's
prople. With what result? Wh
by 1919 .Trhovahls
C t ~ r l ttan
s
witnesses numbered 3&,117~!Tt~caocrncy'sinC I . C ~ ~ S CWRS
!

evident!

1-tnw npproprlate It was, therefore, that God%peo lo
8h011ld gather for the Theoerncy's Incl-ens. hsmrr~&~
of Jr%hovah'sWitnesses! By ail1 omohlle, hus, trlifn,
sllip nnrl plant! they came in throngs l o New York
ully's fn~nedYankee Stadium, for 111(%cl~ht-dnyinter~lntlonnlvrlnventinn on July ,70 to Augusl (;, 1950, The
inllux c)f sornp f 0,OlX)foreigners alrtl-mr~tlthr United
S1:blrhs I m ~ n l ~ r a t i o nnrl
n
?!atz~rnllznllnn ::orvjrr, rvhich
Irrr~t~~
tllst.rlmin;tto~*y
hi
i n t t i ~ t ~ l t l rupon
~s
tfrusrr vfsttor?;,
J,r~it*r,.;ur.h i ~ t ~ i i o nwere
s
111 t~tt.sted vlgan~usly hy the
:tsstm hlorl ro~lvrnlion drlcj:ntcn,
As :it llle 194ti international conventlon In Cleveland,
Clhln, nn extensive cafeteria arrangemant was set up
tn rc~rlI11c Inany thousands. ISow Imprc~xlvoil was!
'I'lrc! N e w York Times quntcd n T-Tr~~llhDcpnrtment
Insp~dorR S saying: "I'm lascinaterl. I'VE ncver see11
:~nyllrlng run as smoothly us this before."
Many delegales rvere accornmodatctl in prlvdte homes
Rnrl hotels, Holvever, over 1&00(1 vventually camped
at thv Witwsses' tsdjler camp in Nuw Jersey, fom
~ n l l c sfrom Ncw York city, MarIr! M,Grcctham recnlls:
"The hrcrlhers from all over New Yorh i~rldN r w Jcrscp
worlrerl Snr many weeks putting In wntcr pjpes, gas
ant1 cleclrlc power and toilet and bnlhing I'adlHics.
. . This cblly was conl~octedby wlm t-11 the convention
in New York, so every p r ~ s e n t a t l o nn l tllc Ncw Y!rk
City nssemhly could he heard in the trnilrr camp.

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ARE m
P
1
!

For ymrs, nTrhovnh's p c o p l ~ Ihot~ctil t hnt tnlthful
men of old thmcs, s u c l ~as Ahrrthnin, ,losr It nntl Ilnvld,

wnukl br- r r s r u r r c t t ~ dhrbjtln: Ihn rnrl or l l l l ~wicalm(l
fivstcm of 111In.g~.Tl~osc pasl xcrvnnt~ of I;ntl w t ~ c ?
r;\l[crl f'ri~ictc!~l
worthies," "fnllllful !nt7n o f olrl" nllil
"1 \IF ~ ~ I ~ c P s , The psalmist I~nd drcliirerl : "I nst c;id
of t h y fntlit*rs shall be thy c h q p r c ~ w
~ ,p m thou nlaycst
mnke pri~cr.r:In a11 the earth. (Ps.4.):Ili, liivlg Ju?ize~
Y r r ~ i o r t r So, when Jehovah's pooplr? wen1 In R cunvent inn 3'r:tI-s ago, thew was a rlrh~rrmor exl~erlatian.
IJrnt.l~:~ps
I l ~ i t tgathering woihrl hr ~nnrkrd by I l ~ r ! appcnrance af one or mare of those resurrectrcl princes
ur men of elcl!
Wlth t h a t In mind, mentally join the 82,801 conv~nliotlcrs tra they listened Inlently to F, W. Franz
on Snlurrlny evening, Augusl 5, 1950. At a cllmnclic:
point in his absorbing Scri Lural talk he u:;l-\crl: "Would
Ihis I~~tcrnntionalassmhyy be hnppy [a k ~ ~ o that
w
1IICRlC, TONIGHT, in o w raidst, ~)icrenrc n number
of pt'rlsprcltve FRIh'CES OF TIIE NF:W IMRTlI ?"
What rcarllons there were to that q u e ~ !Here are
Bonle vlvld recollections: "I recall the asp o f nrnuze.
menl t h t ~ tswept the assembly, R ~ C we
I began Iooking
nruuurl 113 cxycctantly . . .was David here, or Abrallarn,
or llanlel, olb Job? Many af us i:lstcrs harl lears in
our c!yrs!" (Grnct? A. Estep) "I: was so cxciteri I sat
on ihc edge of m y seat with my eyrs ~ l u ~ond the
rlugouc. I was certain that one or more of these men

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of old wouldlf3mer e at any moment." (Sister Dwight
T. Kenyon) Peopfe in the corridors rushed to the
stadium entrances to view the speaker's stand, perhaps expecting t o see Abraham, David or maybe
Moses. The audience stood up-the
atmos here was
ehathged.I am sure that if someone with a Pang beard
had walked to t h e platform there would have been no

containing the crowd."-L. E. Reusch.
A profound silence next seitIed over the audience.
Every ear seemed strained to lose none of the speaker's
words. He discussed the real meaning of t h e Hebrew
word translated "prince." He pointed out that today's
"other sheep" have suffered just as much for their
faith as did Jehovah's witnesses of oId. Hence, nothing
argues against Christ's making these "other shee
"prinas i n all the carth" as required. (Ps. 45:16; JOR;
10:16) Then, concluding his discourse, Brother Frnnz
said: "With the transporting prospects so close beIore
us, oh? Ict us keep Theocratic organization and let
God continue improving it as a New World society.
Never may we look bacl! to this modern Sodom! which
i s reserved for destruct~on,but we are dcterrnmed to
keep faces farward in full faith. Onward, then, steadily,
all of us together, as a New World society!"
EVIDENCE OF TREOCRACY'S INCRYGASPI
Sunday afternoon, August 6, was a thrillin day for
those eonventioners. Yankee Stadrum war
ylth
87,195 persons. An additional 25,2W were on the side
walks and in nearby tents. Another 11397 were present
a t the trailer camp.
So I t wns that a total of 123,707 attended Brother
3Cnnrr's ohsorbing, widcly advertised public talk "Can
You LIvc ITorcver in I-Tnppincss on Earth?" That
logicnl, moving rliscourse gave aln le Scriptural proof
that there :,re persuns who ran llvc $orever m hnppmcss

died

on earth.

A88EMBLTNG AS A NEW IVORIX SOCIETY
Another milestone in theocratic history was reached
in 1953. July 19-26 were days awaited anxiously by
Jehovah's people. From ninety-six lands outside the
United States they came, until thousands filled New
York city's Yankee Stadium. That eight-day-Iong Nerv
World Society Assembly furnished the world rnaxvelous
evidence of the international unity among Jehovah's
Chris tian witnesses.
Again, rooming accormnodatlons in prIvate homes
were obtained for thousands of convention delegaies.
Others stayed in hotels and another 45,000 lived a t

New World Society Trailer City, forty miles from the
stadium, near New Market, New Jersey. Incidentally,
Trailer City's market gave a local supplier a silent
witness about Christian honesty. Web. 13:18) Since
many Witnesses left for volunteer work at the stadium
before opening time and returned after these facilities
were closed f o r the clay, they helped themselves to
needed iierns and l e f t money in payment on unguarded
trays. R. D. Cantwell says: "This gentleman [the
supplier] was amazed to observe this and finally stated:
Mr. Cantwell, X can tell you this: You couldn't do
that in my church because you can't trust thcm.'"
That convention's international aspect was highlighted by ninety colorful banners strung around Ihe
fronts of the stadium's upper tier and mezzanine.
Delegates were greeted with phrases lib? thes:;
"Xm
k t m s from Land of Cedars, Lebanon, and Christian AZuha from Hawaii." Each day also followed a
territorial tlleme, such as "North America Day'Qand
"Islands of the AtIanrfc Day."
In kee ing with the assembly theme, on July 20
Brolhcr k o r r nve the timely discourse "LLvlng Now
as a New W O I ~ : Society."
~
Recnlllng that allcmaon,
C . W. Barber wrrtes: "As the scores of thousnnrls were
thus gnthcrcd tagclher us n 'Ncw World socjcly,' the
golden opportunity presented itsclf to oblaln expressio2
of ihis glhralcrowd ns io its solidarity and oneness.
How so? Dy adopting a resolulion crystallizing the
realization of Jehovah's witnesses that they constitute
one united New World society. The resolution was
unanimously adopted by the 125,040 present a t the
stadium, in the ovcrflow tents and at Trailer City.

AN ALARM IS SOWNXIED
This grand assenlbly was sure t o be remembered for
a convention feature that Webster L. Roe calls "a
thriller!" Concerning that particular discourse, Roger
Morgan writes: "The ialk that most impressed me at
the 1953 assembly in Yankee Stadi~unwas Brother
Franz' lecture 'New World Society Attacked from the
Far North.' "
Truly, an a I a m was sounded on that Thursday
evening, July 23, 1953. The Society's vice-president,
F. W, Franz, painted a graphic picture of the coming
attack upon Jehovah's people by Gog of Magog and
his hordes. Gog, the prophecy's principal character, was
identified as Satan. And, Franz showed, the land of
Magog i s the location of the wicked spirit forces in a
limited spiritual realm near earth's vicinity following
their expulsion from heaven by 1918 (C.E,), (Rev, 12:7-9)

YemrbooJc
The speaker showed that the present prosperity, unity
and security of Jehovah's people would cause Gog and
his forces to attack. But through all this terrific stom
Jehovah would preserve the N e w World society. How
much the 112,7UO listeners appreciated this warning
and the admonition to keep trusting in Jehovah and
proclaiming the good news of his kingdom by Christ!
iEHE ~ ~ E ~ L MOVING
Y ' S CONGZTTBION

Delegates were in for a particularly movlng exerience on Sunday afternoon, duly 26. For N. H.
norr's public discourse "After Armageddon-God's
New World" 165,829 persons assembled inside Yankee
Stadium, in overAow tents and at TraiIer City, There
were 91,562 ersons in the stadium itself. Not long
before the puglic talk, gates were opened and thousands
fllcd in lo sit on the racs of the playing field. Additional thousands hoard &c &speechover iht* Society's radio
station WBI3R.
That absorbing hour passed qulckl and soon the
public talk was over. A coal breeze rezeshed the thousands who remained for the assembly's closing session,
Baaing his remarks on Psalm 145, Brother Knorr gave
an hour-long talk stressing the need to praise Jehovah,
exalt him as God, advertise Ilim as Universal Sovereign and make known his kingship. With thc Iyrlcs
of the song "Sing Triumpl-ial Praise!" and a closing
prayer, the greatest Christian assembly to that time
came to a happy ending.

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DXVXNE: W I L L XNTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY
W h e n the year 1958 is mentioned even now," wrote
Angelo C. Manera, dr., 'There is one b ~ gevent that
comes Into the minds of Jehovah's witnesses-the 'great
convention,' the Divine Will International Assembly
of Jehovah's Witnesses. What a convention!'' This
notable gathering brought together delegates from at
least 123 countries and island groups. At a lime of

strain in international relations, wth the threat of
war looming in the Middle East, Jehovah's people met
i n eace and unity at New York city's Yankee Stadium
an$ nearby Polo Grounds on July 27 to August 3,1958.
Far nearly two weeks before the convention Brother
Knorr met with over eighty of the Society's branch
overseers and tkeir assistants. They discussed the new
hook he had prepared on branch office rocedurc aftcr
personally inspecting the largest bran&, in Brooklyn,
the one for the United States. Other profitable meetings
were held with these men, as well as missionaries,
special pioneers and circuit and district overseers during the convention itself.

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Something happened on Wehesday, July 30, that
moved Ernest Jansma to remark: "I am certmn its
magnitude will live Iong in the annals of theocratic
history." Indeed, nothing like it had happened since
Pentecost of 33 C.E.,in Jerusalem, when about 3,033
new followers of Jesus Chrlst were baptized on one
Clay. (Acts 2:41) Shortly after hearing the talk "Baptism
Accordin to the Divine Will," 7,136 persons (2,937
men an$: 4,199 women) were imrnerstld at Orchard

Beach, some miles away, thus symbolizing their dedication t o Jehovah God. This was t,he largest mass
baptism at on? location in modern tlmss.
At this grand gatherin the earthly paradise, thc
spiritual paradise and the %cavenly paradis-all three
were considered in thc discourse "Maintaining Our
Spiritual Paradise," given by Brother Knorr, After
Chis absorbing talk, the spealres related that missionaries
in ThaiIand had onm aslced whether the Society would
roduce a study publication, not refuting falsehood,
Eut sett@g forth just the t r u e Biblical leaching. To
meet thew need and that of Christians everywllere,
lie saicl, the Society had produccd the new book &'TOY?&
Para,dise Loat to P a r a d i ~R~~ g a f n a dWdlteti
.
in simple
language and rofusely ilIuslrated, t h e Prrrarlise boolr
11as been a deeght lo young nntl old nlilcc. "A whole
generation of cllilrlren has rown up flqcring the
P a ~ n d i s ebook," says Gram
Fstep, "carrying i t to
meetings with them, sharlng it wilh their litllu plnvmates, being able lo relatc, lqng before they were old
enough to read, a whole series of Bible stories just

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from the pictures!'

Saturday, August 2, was " B u r Will Come to Pass"
Day. That afternoon the Society's prcsldent gave the
stirring discousst; "Let Your Will Come to Pass," after
which he thrilled his audience of 175441 by announcing
release of the new book "Yozar Wil'I Be Done OH Earth."
How the delegates yearned to robe its explanation of
grol,heeies, especially those in &e book of Dnnlol!
"WAAT A WITNESS TO ~ O V A H ! "

How might one describe what took place at: the
Divine Will International Assembly on Sunday, August
3? A prinlecl convention report sald of it: "What a
witness i o Jehovah!" That it was indeed. "Sunday was
a day that no one who was at the assembly could
ever farget," says Edgar C. Kennedy. ' T h e gatherhg
for the public talk at Yankee Stadium was a sight
to behold. morn where we sat we could see the continuous stream of people corning into the stadium,
filling the stands and overflowing onto the field, being
seated on the grass in orderly sections. To all watching,

Brothor Knorr lost na time in making this thought a reality.~. Months of study by more than 150 collaborating servants of Jehovah had resulted in t I Yearbook 219 compiling." It had completed and turned over to the pesst. too. and the greatly ap reciated Watch Tower edition became avniIahle to ddghtod conventioners at the United Announcers' Theocratic Assembly of 1944. he identifled the Bible as the greatest offensive weapon. Ohio. we could rnalre . 1949. When N. there had been a joint meeting of the hoards of directors of the Penns lvania and New York corporations. 'We used this Biblc extensively on our return visits and Bible studies. During that hour multitudes I I heard convincing S!:riplural roof that God's kingdom had been ruling sincc 1914 and that the world's end is near. Important.218 r Yearbook it was an overwhelming exhibition of the 'great crowd' coming to the side af Jehovah's anointed remnant to join them in praising his name. kt 3:00 p. .could obtain and read coples of Gad's Word.922! Judging from Friday's large audience. while also consulting Greek EibIe texts prepared by others. was the producing of low-cost Bibl~s. the "sword of the spirit. That vast crowd numbered 253. it was imperative that the very Rook having the Kingdom theme be made readily available to the people. however. That was the preserving of Jehovah's name in a11 languages. It was brand new! The New World Bible Translation Committee had used Ihe noted master Greek text by scholars Westcott and I-Iort. August 2. N. H. When Brother Knom s oke t o an audience ef 82. Brother Knorr had the deIight of releasing to very thrilled conventioners the N e w World Translation of t!te Christian Gm8& r5miptursa in English. 1950. there was a {ushe8 silence among the more than a quarter of a million psopIe present as the chairman rose to introduce the speaker." remarks Edgar C. That afternoon. a translation of the ~ h r i s h a nGreek Scriptures. For years Brother Rnorr had fell that way. president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Societ and to announce the subject o f his talk. H.Knorr spoke on the subject "Rxeresenting 'the Sword of the Spirit. lnexpenslve Bible to place with them for only $1. so t h a t pcopIc In general. To this day it xs the only Bible in many homes of people not in the truth." (E 11."' back in 1942 a t the New World Theocratic Assembly of Jehovah's Witnesses in Cleveland. hc reported that at Brooklyn Bethel on September 3. only one director {Ging absent.ssion and control of -the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society Pennsylvania corporation. There was a translation of the BibIe that used the divine name in the Hebxevr Scriptures. 1950. we needed it also to place with the people in our territories.m. a t which time he announced the existence 01 a "New World Bible Translation Committee. Knorr. A NEW BIBLE TRANSLA!TION Partlrmlarly since 1946 had the Society's resident sought n modern-speech translation of the 8hristian Greek Scriptures that would furnish the basis for gaining yet further tmth by faithfully presenting the sense of the original wrI1ings. this Bible "filled a real need!' ' V e needed i t ourselves. It was the Arne?+icwngta?zdarcZ Var~ion. Especially noteworthy was the use of the divine . ~f we only had a Bible with helps wherein we couId find qulckly what we need!' There was such a provision made at this assemblyt h e new Watch Tower edition of the King James VETsion. there must have been some 60." Brother Knorr had another basic thought in mind. 'God's ~ l n g & r nRules --Is the World's End Near?". As the stadium was being filled lo capacity.The Society purchased the use of plates to prlnt this Bible. As James W. as part of this publication. while working a t the Sodety's factory he long had in his desk certain material that could be used to rint a complete Bible. the things so clear t o us. readily understood by present-day English readers. MAKING GOD'S WORD AVAILABLE To educate people for life and to advance the earthly interests of God's kingdom. . . doing his 'Divine Will. we could hold off our opponents we could comf o r t those that mourn. Fflson says. Archaic words like ''thee" and "thou" had not been used. The factory force began tvorklng on the first of the manuscript on September 29.07:5 during the int~rnalional &eocracyis Increase Assembly on August 2.00. After becoming t{e Society's president. It was no revision of some earlrer Bible translation. the same thing was hap enin at the Polo Grounds. but circumstances had not devefoped in such a way as t o make it ossible to go ahead with this idea.irnple to others with abundance of proof. It was fine to have a good. This Eible was in modern speech.000 of t h e public present. a concordance specially designed for use by God's people in their preaching work. he expressed the thoughts of ~ehovax's servants In general: 'If we could onIy find the text we want.' We thank God that we could be a part o f that crowd. In fact. 1949. the first complete Bible ever printed on the Society's o w n presses. 6:17) In essence. Kennedy. 8.

Printed releases of the ''Divine Name" Dlstdct Assemblics of 1971 Included the 1971 large-print revised cdition of the New World P~anslatiolz of the Holy in English. A German conventioner said: "What an opportunity for Jehovah's witnesses to awaken the interest that the Germans once had in the Bible!" Later. 28. Why. the New World Tra+trrlaZiolt had profound effects upon the speech of Jehovah's people in general. For example. English rcbase was the valuable large-print original edition.'The Kingdom Interlrnear Translation of the Greek Scrlptures. by the late Steven T.Yearbook 221 220 Yearbook name 'lJehovah" 237 times 3n the main text o f the NFW World TransZation of the Chdsthlz meek Scri tu~ea. bound in one volume. But ust imagine ltle delight of Italian. By his holy spirit. nesses was marked by the release of a pocket-shed edition of the revised 1961 EnglIsh flew Wor7d Trafiulch Zion of tlm H o l y B c ~ p t u r e sAnother . Bylngton. work i s under way on the Christian Greek Scrip. Coupled with this tremendous production of Bibles has been the publishing of millions of Bible study dds. cornplele with cross-xefexences. was the ~orn~re%erssiq!e Concordance of the NEW W e r f d Translatiott of ths Holy Bcr~ptu~ss. and the Christian Greek Scriptures in one other tongue." and so God's servants began using the modern term. there is the 1." it used "brothers. N e w World l'ranslniio?~. More than three decades have passed since one of the Society's pressea rolled 03 the first: copy of the IVatdl Tower editiqn of the King James Versio. Jehovah had been blessing their efforts.&4-~agevolume entitled . Colossians 4 : 15. Today. For instance. Also. All of them-like "All S c ~ i p t u ~1se Inspimd of Bod and BcneWal" and Aid to Bible ITnderstawd~ng- were the fine features of the New fhorird ?'r&fi. Incidentall by this time their numbers had risen to 965.nalatiot&.169 gingdom proclaimers earth wide. the 1 9 d "Everlasting Good News" Assmhly of Jehovah's Wit- the people has been the motivation behind other Bibleprinting activities. with this rovlsion much time 1s being saved in loeating d e s i r e f ~ i h l etents.zslafiort have been distributed throughout the earth. simo!" exclaimed an Italian-speaklng delegate. just as it t r u t h f u h is."-1 Thess. tures in four other languages. The continuing desire to keep Jehovah's name before . During thcir 1061 United Worshipers District Assemblies. And for those desiring to make a scholarIy ap roach to the study of the Scriptures. from 1942 through the 1974 service year. footnotes and an extensive appexidu~. then wlcnsed at assemblies of God's people.890 copies of the Scrlptures. therefore. have bccn produced at the Society's Brooklyn printing plant. Through the years. 3:6. 2:13. that the honest<hearledramong them may read and acce t it. Many Scfipturss BIBLE PROIiUUTION BOLLS ON! The abiding desire to get the Ward of God in the hands of the people has continued among Jehovah's servants through the years.-1 Cor." published In 19G9. as the word of God. and so l a r t l t Certainly. proofreading it. with some 14.00 a copy. God was m ~ l r i n gthings grow. 7. many dedicated hands have worked +lipcntiy ro get copies of God's Word t o the people in ever-~ncreasingnumbers. instead of "brethren. Surely. flve volumes of the Bovu World 5?ranslatfan o i Ilw Xlcllrew S ~ l ' i p t t ~ rwere e ~ prepared.The Translation Committee's foreword clear& presented the valid grounan for usin the Name. I I consistently renders the Hebrew Tetragrammaton as "Jehovah:" Sincc 1950 millions of copres o f the New World Xra. Sehovalz's Christian witnesses were especially overjoyed to receive the complete one-volume edition o$ the New WorJb Translation of the IZoly ffcripture8. early in 1953 the word "congregation. During the latervemng ears. released in 1973. In time.200 entries.u." employed in the iVw World Trcdfislntlofi. 1:13) Also. and tho equivalent is all Ihnt is being received in foreign currencies for this excellent translalion of the Bible in other languages.700word headings and ahout 333. but. Bibles of man types haw bocorno available. Thus in 1972 the Watch Tower SOciety produced T k a Bible in IIiving English. Frehch. Pduguese and Spanish convcnlioners as they received the newly released New World Yranslatioa of the Christian Greek Scripture8 in their native languages! "Bravo! 23~nvi. supplanted "corn any" as a word used with reference to a congregatef group of God's people-Compare Ads 20: 17.533. k r r n a n . Many members of the-Broolrlyn Rcthcl family worked industriously at cornpilrng it. In English the regular cdition of the New Wnvlcl Tranalrrtiolz of llle whole Rible is still available f o r $1. (Rom. And it m a y surprlse you to know that during 1074 as many as fifteen rotary presses of the Watchtower Society in Brooklyn were bdng used full time to print Bibles. many of them in En lish. the yew Iyorirrl Tr~ttsEat3on of the Holy Xcrapfwree IS available m Its entrrety in seven languages.rt. Greatly appreciated.. Dutch. the whole or a part. \my such a low cost? So that the IToly Scrlptures ma reacli the hands of the people. #'not as the word of men. Tlierefore. the completc N e w World Translathn became available in t h e aforementioned languages.

earnest efforts have been made to prove that these are indeed of divine origin. 2:17) They sincerely advocate it and personally believe It. based on its own powerSul testimony. as though the Scriptures were in weak oation. to lrumankind was the use of it as a propitiation or atonement f u r sin. . Thc doctors prescribed an ogcralion-with hlood tr'ansfusions. she would die if she did not receive a blmd tsanafuaion. This was fn the year 1947. our family. And. Notable in this regard is the 102-page hook Is the Bible R e d l y the Word of God? with a printing of ever 13.' comments Webster L. was strengthened by Sam's clear thinking. fusions. though saddened [+byhis dcathl. "and served to brace up the sagging fai. 9 : 4 . and seeing that the only use of blood that he authorized in order to furnish lift. needing aid from worldly "authorit~es. Roe.000 in 21 languages.. 17:10~14)" In succeeding years. Blosco MuscarielIo tells us: "Shortly after getting out o f grtson [where he was confi~~cd for his Christian neutralityl. IGen. Samuel Muscariello was confronted with a test of his integrity on this matter. contracted the kind of strep tl~rontthat rcsulls in uremic poisoning. its masnn~~blenessand the fact that it answers questions that othriwlsc remain unanswered." In the early 1950's an issue develo~edover the rcfusal of ~ehbvah's witnesses to accgpt blood trans. .the boolt's weighty points are argued from the standpoint of the Bible's strength. wc belong to Jehovah. 1944) stated: "Not only as a descendant of Noah.to Jehovah even until death. 29) Summarizing. dying. it pointed out that. matters be came even clearer. The sanctlty of bIood was highlighted in The Watch Tower of December 15.and mtealrty . 29) Even when 1. The Christian's stand on blood transfusions had now bcen clearIy defined. hecause the life i s in the blood!' Years later. Christians repeatedly have sald. The W a t c M o w ~ of~July 1. the laklng of blood i s wxong! In exactly two years. . 3927. though bIood transfusion dates back to the ancient Egyptians.clarified the Christian position on blood. since some persons have doubted the authenticity of the Scriplures. 1951. to take a child awa from its parents so that doctors might give it a h o d transfusion. On April 18. but now abo as one bound by God's law to Israel . Noah and all his descendants. Samuel. which never was administered to him1 . Lev. they want to give you blood! Half drugged. m y younger brother. this issue of The Watchtower showed that God's law on blood as given to Noah is binding upon all mankind and that Christians are required to abstain from blood. "It came at a time wl~en tllc c l ~ r g ywere becornin? more o~~tspoken in their efforts to discredft the Bible.Yearbook 222 Yearbook have helped to make industrious BibIc students and competent theocratic proclaimers of the good news out of thousands of persons from many walks of life. an o eration that coat the fives of three youths. the stranger was forbidden to eat or drink blood.tll of? many to the point of making a sincere study of the Bible. the state went to court In Chicago. Illinois. (Acts 15:2R. More slgnixcantly. lIvc or dfc. The Watchtower (December 1. its article "One Reason f o r God's Vengeance" said: "God told Noah that every living creature should be meat unto him. therefore it behaovcs all worshipers of Jehovah who seek eternal life in his new world of ri I~teousnes~ to respect the sanctity of blqod and to con?orm themselves ? : God's righteous ruhngs concerning this vital matter. WE BELONG TO JEHOVAH!' Jehovah's witnesses are not peddlers of God's Word. him two ears at the most to live without the operation ang the blood. and not: by taklng such blood directly into the human body. of course-giving.abrenz was said to have a rare condirion in which hcr red blood cells were being destroyed. .ife seems imperiled.'-Itom. Sam was taken back to the hos ital. Six-day-old Cheryl L. 14:7. they have become known the world around for their loyal compliance with God's decree that blood should not be eaten or talren into one's system to sustain the body's vital forces. in essence. and seeing that it was to be done upon his holy altar or at his mercy seat. . Among other things."~ a t l e r . Under pressure. he tded to get out of bed [to avoid receiving blood. 1 went t o kis bedside an! said. In fact. half conscious. According to the doctors. then. (2 Cor. the earliest reported case was a futile attempt to save the life of Pope Innocent VIU in 1492. As Christian . Sam wallced out on them. . That is why they are firm in their adherence to God's Iaw o n blood. A m o n g other things.'' W E OR DIE. I The Watchtower said: "Seeing. This 1969 publication of the Society masterfully shows that ihe BibIc's truthfulness does not depend on evidence uncovered by arehaeologfsts. that the Most High and HaIy God gave plain instructions as to the disposition of blood. whether by transfusion or by the mouth. hut that he musl not eat the blood. 'Sam.1945. (Acts 15:28. . . Besides the Watchtower statement [one that they had particularly noted].768. the words of Cvisiiingl Brother Fullivan at the prison kept rlnglng in our ears . 8. m harmony with his everIasffng covenant made with.

and all of you have worked hard to keep me alive. undefiled worship. She was told by her doctor that she had an aneurysm in the main artery leading to her spleen and that the spleen would have to be removed. 1959. the doctor listened to her ex lanaiion and noted that she would not object to a 'b!ood substitute! I-Ie agreed to operate without using blood and this was done on M a y 21.dhh. But by corlrt order h o o d was administered to Cheryl despite her parents' protesta. The Labrenz case was but an early chapter in what has become a lengthy narrative. be- Yearbook 225 cause we obeyed Jehovah's command concerning blood all of us have been blessed! He seemed happy with my reply and thanked me. suffering one complication after another. Though surprised. From all medical history and records should be dead right now. She agreed to the operation on the condition ihat no blood transfusions would be administered to her. Jehovah God has gradously made bountiful provision for tliose who wish to adhere to his law on blood. God's people were determined to practice . I have no intentions of giving up Jehovah. they carried the thought-pmvokin~." This journal showed that it was proper to expel an unrepentant baptized wrongdoer from the Christian congregation. without regard to whether it is true or false worship. 2:G-U. being one of the 'little flock' of Christ's followers. 1952. Have you used it to discuss this wfal subject with your doctor? PIt8MQTHG TRUE \VORS3IF Jehovah's servants know that if they 'are to enjoy divine favor the must engage in clean. containing the highly significant articles "Keeping the Organization Clean. They were concerned abaut their baby's eternal welfare. 1951. Marie M. 52:U. But is death inevitable because a person rejects a blood transfusion? Certainly not! Consider the case of Gladys Bolton. 5:l-13) I f the sinner later repented. She was unconscious for two wmks and in an oxygen tent for three. Dan was so peaceful and happy. approved of using the ~iijectives "true" and "false" respecting rdipjon. I 1 I yu I I Through the years. Though doctors and nurses in Zhe operating room were calling for blood. I 1 Cor."Some of them could well recall 1938 when."-Luke 12:32. .advocates of true worship learned something significant about the tern '%elfgion. at: times. he said: Mrs. her parents. (Isa. a form of worship. Bolton. In this constant flow of spiritual aid must be included the 64-page booklet Blood. Just four days before ho died. Watchtowor articles. her doctor held to his promise. from the Devil.true re&ion and to remain morally and spiritually clean for Jehovah's service. In 1951. (Jas. which l~terallymeans 'service'. but he was happy because he had been faithful and his reward was great. very soon. all "religion" was unchdstian. Particularly was t h u emphasized in The Watchtowe?' of March 1. Nodone has ever l o ~ t hat much blood and Ilvedl' I: repbed: 'Doctor Davls. 2:10. the expressions "false religion" and "true religion" became common ainong Jehovah's witnesses. however." Thereafter. 6:9-11)Properly. he explained to another sister how. the absorbing book What Iias ReZigiow Done for Man%dl? (published i n 1951 and released durlng the "Clean Worsldp" Assembly at PYembley Stadium.224 Yearbook witnesses of Jehovah. 1959. WE appreciate good doctors and nurses. he would close his eyes. England) had this to say: "Taken according t o the way it is used." "Propriety of Disfellowshiping" and "Sin Making Reinstatement Impossible. Rev. A terminal utzncer patient. Furthermore. When admitted a fourlh lime. 1:2'7) %hey need to be morally and spiritually clean. However. 'aboh. such points have been stressed b means of assembly talks. I Cor. correctly viewed blood transfusion as a violation of God's law and thus opposed it. reinstatement was possible. Sister Gredharn tells us: "This happened in &st 1951 and Dan died in October 1951 at the a e of fifty-four. She writes: "One day when we were alone. London. F o r more than two decades now Jehovah's witnesses have been in the spotlight because they have shown res ect for God's law on blood. Greetham semernters well what happened to her brother.--2 Cor. Darrell and Rhoda Labreenz. the artery ruptured and Sister Bolten lost over 70 percent of h ~ rblood. don't ever give up your God Jehovah. for everlasting life is the prospect on1 of those adhering to Cod's Iaws." Sister Bolton was dip missed from the hospital on July 1. but Jehvah'a witnesses don't teach divine healing today. and @ $ likeLespedallydurlng relatively recent years as the world in general bas sunk deeper and deeper into the marass of moral degradatron. Dan Morgan. Rut The WaCcTztoww of March 15. Before it was possibIe to remove the spleen. I t was pointed out. Mcd4ciao alzd the Law of God published iy 1961.sign "ReliHon Is a Snare and a Racket. but the doctor' was very attentive and gradually Sister Bolton improved. regardless of to whom it I s rendered. 'religion' in its simplest definition means a syslern of worship. i l ~ r e etimes he was discharged irorn a veterans hospitnl in New York city bccause he staunchly refused to accept blood transfusions. This agrees with the m@anhg of the Hebrew word for it. he still refused to acce t blood." From t h m slnndpolnt then.

Many Christians who have moved lo places ln the United States or abroad where the need for Klngdom pmachers was greater than in their former con gations have been able to encourage and upbuild *elf% believers. Reusch especially mentions the 1964 assembly discourse "Keeping the Organization of PubIic Servants Pure. fn October 1951 Brother Knorr disclosed that nearl 50 percent of the counties in the United States (!. (Jas. .T WWGLDING TRE "SWORD OF THE SPIItI!l!" Christians must be qudified to wield "the sword of the spirit. BOU)I. 1953. citlng that as a primary objective among Christians. . what marvelous tirningwise counsel in preparation f o r the avalanche-lilre clecline of morals since then!" The flow of sound Scriptural counsel has continued unabated through lhe years. Jehovah's wil nf-ssrzs had honograph recordin~s anti tcsilmony cards to thc gooti news in ycms past. 1974. the need to maintain the spirlhal cIeanliness of the Christian congregation was especially stressed." . 1953. WI-ites Made Gibbard: "At thIs time we first heard the expression 'serve where the nccd i s great' Families could. God's word. overseers have brought about spxr. This far-reaching provision for qualifying more Christian witnesses had its start on September 1. Playing no small role in keepfng the organization clean have been a number of as~emblytalks. The passing of years also brought increasing awareness that merciful treatment of repentant ones was essential. Franz. 6:l. Far instance. W. Similar work in isolated territories has been carried on lap to our present time. A further notable step in advancing the king do^ witness marked the 1957 "Life-giving Wisdom" Drstrict Assemblies. "Some who were timid were helped to reach out. aid new ones to gain knowIcdge o f God's truth or even share in the establishment of a congregniion.." appearing in The Watchto?t?frof August 1. Filson. Says Brother Reusch: "He illustrated a of easy virtue as being like a dirty towel n a pu llc washroom. But this \vould change. 226 FUng frl EXPANDING THE KINGDOM WITNESS During the 1950's pronounced effortswere made to expand the work of declaring the Kingdom message.1. Speaking at an assembly In Sashington. 6:17) Ln tMs. E. While visiting a congregalion. Spiritually speaking. come a regular door-to-door procIaimer of the good news.Yearbook Yearbook Thfs was not the first time h '!e Watchtower had mentioned expulsion of unrepentant: sinners from the congregation. E. many mproved therr own abilities. Ilul that was not ing done now. Some who felt that they could da only one thing.-Gal." (Eph. do missionary-like ser\*ice. Frank. straight language on morals spelled things out in plain talk." declared Brother Knorr. This was a new concept in service that opened doors of opportunity to individuaIs and families who could not take advantage of Gilead 2chool training and enter tlze formal missionary fleld.But what i f disfellowshiped inclivlduals f ~ r s a k etheir wrong course? I-Iighly pertinent to I h a t question are the arlicles "Divine Mercy Points tl~cWay Rack for Erring Ones" and "Mnintainlng n Ralanocd Viewpoint Toward Disfellows'liiped Ones. "The training program . the publications have shown Jehovah's people the propcr way In which to walk. . in effect. but all appointed servants In the congregations would render aid so that each Kingdom publisher might be. however. ~ L i s t i a n s do not associate with disfellowshiped persons in a spirit of brotherhood. H e made that remark on July 22. the circuit ser- vant would select expeflenced house-to-housepreachers to work with new and Inexperienced ones in the train.This met with an enthusiastic response. 2:J+i Oflen. July and August of 1952.062) were completely unworked or were receiving on1 a partial witness. Regular pubishers and pioneers would be assigned to work in these territories durfng June. 227 a LEARNING TO BE BETTER X)REACIIERS OF T3LE: GOOD NEWS "Everyone should be able to preach the good news from house t o house. In tryhg to help others. and soon was in full swing. such as magazine work. These show that such disfclIowsh~pedpersons can be given real encouragement to get reestablislled on the road to l i e . Tn fact. Nor do they tolerate wickedness among therns~lves.announced a new house-to-house training program. Circuit and district servants (overseers) would have much to do with it." says James W. As hc spoke on the subject "Principal Work of All Sewants. that Is. Yet i11erc W:IS a need for more training. were helped ta try t o have a part in other features*[of God's sep vice]. DOC. . From 1952 onward. . .469 out of 3. therefore. ing program. Chaste. Brother Knol. itual restoration of erring ones before matters have deteriorated to the point that expulsfon from the can regation was required." as delivered by F. was a very fine thing. at the international New World Society Asscmbly. a very significant s h was taken in 1951.

identifying the Word" or J o l ~ n1:l aR helng. To Walter R. They mailed each Protestant nnd Cnthnlic cler yman a copy. D. Oll~ers claimed to advocatc the Rlbla. It came in the farm of a CEtlqxips booklet entitled "'*TheWorc1'-Who Is 1 3 ~ 7Accordtna t o John'' In I t the Trinity doctrine was cx osed as hctng false beyond denial. cnrly in 1955. the Watch Tower Socjcty met the great d m a n d for this message In booldet l o r n by publishing 22. Wissm+ the giving of Rlhle Blennons In house-tohouse witnessing and on return vIsirs "was n milrstone in our theocratfc regress.i set theme. rpspect. That powerful lecture entitlcd "Cl~rlstehrlorn or Chrjslianity-Which One Is 'the Light of thc WorlB'?" was heard by over a half million persons.-Xcph. That month an all-rime peak of 625. l'llus. Jesus Christ." I n c r r a ~ i n ~ l y the p~lhlicidentifled God's peo wit11 the 13111lr. in his prehuman existence. This was donc by the simuItaneous deliver 01 n public ncIdrcss i. They have been assemblies on the mow. 'THE WORDw-WO 18 3 1 E P The expM3ure of Chl'lstendnrn'~f n I ~ eHght c&ainly was not to the Hking (if many clor~ymvn. Some of them have k e n unusual In a parlicular. w1tI1 somc delegates IraveJing from place to place. With the paasinp: of time. the entire system of false religion. Irl time. Not by any m ~ n n s !M a n y rlerirs welr dcnyling the divine Insplrnr Ion of tl~cI Joly Scrlplures. Jehovah's witnmscs mnlIed lel2ers and these f i m f u l booklets te clergymen nnd cdilors. .us n trrrnr:n ous witness was given. Some NTitnesses later fount1 it easlclno r more convenient to use short sermons hascd on o t ~ c scripture. 11. to flttcenminatc sermons for use on return vIsIfB wcre published by the Watchtower Society in the monthly sor\.y Christian speakers in many &. Noteworthy among conventlonr. Hei~ntin udng Ihe Holy Scripturrs nt the drmrs of thc people.228 Yearbook the training program was of great aid.nglmgd!r t l~roitgl~ot~f tile earih. ~ n d . In but Zen wmks thlrteen as.to ~ f g h t * rntnute house-t+house sermons and tcn. "pure language" of truth thnt Gotl ha8 j:~*nciously glvcn to all those on earth who Iovr! him. or to go In nud spend nn hour telling them the whole outline of God's l t r h pose. thrg had lost none of the ficr Pnthustasm f hat hnd characterired their aellvlt ies o r past years. well prepared with . Not only dld Kingdom procIaim~rsoflcr I t fn thclr horist?-to-hous~ work. even around thc world. 3:9. h~clccdup by two or three po~ntedscriptures. Jehovah's wlrncsscs fcarlcssly rlrclawtl a message that exposed a false splrIt11a1I i ~ h t .000. April 3.dom publishers was reached throughout t h e wnrltl. Moreover. 1955. vanous outlines for suggested three. whrn God's people of different natiat~al r a ~ ~ drnolnl hnclqrounds meet together they do speak nne i n n g u ~ ~ :thr ~ . Jehovah's servants were eager t o Ict the people know that Christendom is a false light. not God. Eut to maet them nn8 sti:lre tfielr companyeven when langungc! bnrrirrs cxlst--is trllly a rewarding experithnc+c. dmcnt ~ n fact. Eager to share in its distribution thousanrl~of new pubIishers particlpatcd in the field p Yearbook service for the flrst time d u r i n ~Aprll 1955. TIic 'l'rln It y wnn nmmg thcse false teaehngs.but they had not received thrir Inal 1311bSRAE(! rrnnl JP~~QVR~I's witnesses."" "What a grand improvement we havc made in our house-lo-house service!" exclaims Myrtle Strain." Whel h ~ rnccrp t lng tllr message or not. people tlius have been g i v m a wttncss. TIiou~11thcy mny he m~nblfi to communicale in iha snmr! tonl:utb. W e cnn use many sIlort sermons. timely scriptures. along with n covering lcttcr drreprre! by the Watchtower Society. "No mow is there need of a card to hand Ihe peoplc to rend or a need to play a record. What a uniCying effcct such gatherings have had! Christians in one lantl may read of the experiences and activities of their fellow brliwers in o t h ~ rcoun. Now we have dl learned how to ~ l Rv s h~ r t sermon at the door. tries. RXPUBINQ A FALSE Url[affP While Jehovah's witnesses were h o m i n g more pra. On Sunday.lrc instruction bulletin I*:nformant and Its surcpssor I r ' l ~ f p dom M i n i s f r y . a bold praclumatlon o l was delivered against Chrl~lendom. all based on Importnnt. on the move was the 'mumphant Kingdom" Asscmbly of Jel~ovah'rr Witnesses during 1955. In this mgonl--whether they lilted il: or n o t ~ c l e r f c got s ii rnessnjir! from JC~OVEIII'S Chris- tlan witnesses late in 1862. hut wcrc Icachlng Goddishonorill dod rines. hut thp Son of God.256 1Clnp. C ~ n t w ~ remarks: ll "It wasnf Ion[: unt ll t hrre wos hcnrrl loss and IPSS 0f the nl(l chnri:c nt I h t ? rlrror thnt J c l ~ o v n I ~ 'wjtnessea s wcrc 'book s:iIcsmcn. In late July 1955.OOD coplcs in thirty languages. The booklet war rc&dulerl lor spwlnl dlstdhltian during Novemhcr 1962. w e are nnxlous to rllanwI lit! ho~rueholdor out in the conversation. T. sucl~as Isaiah 2:4 or John 17:3. MSEMsZfER ON THE Mom Contributing measurabl t o the rfevelopment of needed Christian rournge &r the preaching work have bwn the regular asscrnblles Of God's people.

).c which t n r r e n women ~r'ayetlIn hopes of having childmn.ondo~i. wlrcre a totnl of 580.Compare I ~ z e k i ~22:21. It tnmc t e he pracE3ced In various languages. wna n clay liver. something ver stgnlfIcan1 began in Milwauhec. Unrlerscnt. Vjcwers can see that there la a n organization wlth which one should assodate upon etting out of IIRIIYIOII tile Crest. I l ~ i o n and associate with worshfpcrs of dc tlovah. l i n ~ ~ g o n nIfi~nglcok. the Biblp hooli *I Rcrelnt inn terms i t "Bnhylon the Great" (Rev.: nltd cndcd on Sc temkr 8. . 5. c. Mur. 1963." This ff 1~11 I('il(~~t'llS 1 IIC ~Iolje. and thus a world emplrc of false reli ion came into exlstmcc. In - t.lrlbournc."to lrnrn i l ~ n In t t l ~ tvv place I llnr. Why. in Pasadena. carry. New Delhi.423 persons g:athrrctl. their apprerintinn of ~ o d $Word wns enhanced.. One of Lhe Euro n assembly locations was the 7rppellnwiese in x e m b e r g . L3Gsconsin. Observing such 'features of false worshF gave added m~anlngto the stirrfng assembly t nllc ll%xccation of Divinc Jtitlpcnt upon EaIse Reli ion. Accordingly. n~cnledUlc wny of life of nearly nll enrth's inllnl>Itarlts. Stuckholm.~rJoycd." 't't~r! IVntsh Tower Society had cbl~:trtercrlfurtptwo plmir!s . At Wat Po In nnn kok.There. among other things. cnci~~cllng 1963 "Everlasting Good Ncws" Asscn?hlies. Intcrcsting.! Wllerr wns I li(lcr?" AI~OUN~MTIEEWORLD CONVENTION For Jehovah's people. tnlting slightIy diffel-cnt roulea. u s 4 Cor 11Ivination in Bal~ylunlnnrellglon. bcf01. J~ruaaleni.~ndIwu steamships (tlic Alhrssa XCuIrn and the Armn Sln~. l liTcr I ~ n dscreamed 'nnnthi l i l t tonm Tor d%vahPs 1vI1 II(-s!:(*H. V1. 18:2j It was 3n conncction wlth t l ~ n tmoving discourse that tl~lcjiates r~crivrvlt l new ~ ~ 704pagc English ab?~lr>?~ I~IC I:rrpnt I l m PttE7cn!" God's Kiv!jdorn Rfclr.llcr. nrttause of 11s orff:in in 13abykn. Sroul a n d Honolul~r.Tun.E. aIsa h t h a t city.Yearhook 230 sembUes were held in the United Stntrs and abroad. ternaf-lonal assembly the Sockty released the engrossing movie 'The New World Soc4cty In Action!' It was 111e flrst motion picture produced by the Society . a l l 583 delegates toolc n whidwind tour around the g l ~ h d . Ing t11rir untsl~nnreligion wlth lhcm. on . RcV. Part 7'wo includes a verse-byverse a~~alysis of lfevdation %%?b# r611nptrss 14. Munich. ~ f i various ~r! trnvelcra. Slrrny ttc~lc~ates to the London assembly visited the R ~ ~ l t l sM Z i~l x r u n ~ . which helps to dnte J3ahy10n9s fnll 111 5013 I3.22.ul Ac t u ~ l l y two volumes in one Its first srctlon cunsltlcrs nnciunt B ~ h y l o n ~relatbnsfiip s with Yehavah'~ peu le.:tI~ srwn in )lurldhlst Wilt Sakhet. " W e in Amerira wrtr ovc. and many delegates journeyed to the varlous gather- I n ~ s .One pubI~cation said tirat this W A S '"prbabl tllc biggest mass rnarerncnt of An~ericr~nstllraugk' Ja:uropr. followlng the 1953 in. s l n ~ ~ d l n lpublic : lecture &en God 1s KInl: ovrr All t h c Earth. fhi~sc Christlnn ~>cuplr!Irttcl tllr! lnl-gest o t 11 l l 1Z1lail~ 'Tri~~mphitnt Kingrtorn' Asseml.9F7nL AIDS l E T 2 TO MAKE DIRPIOIPYXS tthc months foIIowing the aafiemthy. n 4l1ought~rovokln motion picture was rornplrt rrl tly the Societ POWP~IU!! "ln~plrlng!'' " R ~ v c i ~ l l n"g ! shocki in^. Rmrn that city-anclvnt 33ahylantiavr sprung symbols and ceremonlcs t h t tuivc per." says c. s i ~ l c ethe Allied invasion (Iurlng Wurld War 11. Tl~esr!wtbt*c! typl<b:~I t-cnctiona to thls iwo-l~our-lent! cr~los motion plclurc "I~ruclaimlng'Evrrln!:rln~(:oocl Ncws' Arountl the World. Ualifo~nla." Rut this movie is no mere trnr~elogue. RS dispIayed at their assemhlica around the world. Depicted are the warmth nnrl love nf [rue Christians. the plains of Monb or the Ynlley of Z-linnom. It shclws clearly thnt a city new In ruins affects t h e lives of mlllIons today. The slrn~larifIca between Dante's Inferno and what uonventloners sotv clcpjcted Yearbook 231 here made the mrnmon origin of the two religious ideas unrniatakable." Durlng that dlsroursr! Ilstmcrs were taken bacE I o nndcnt Bnbrl (!lnhylon). they moved to Other lnlltis. nssemblcd wltlt th~ulngs a€ fcllow believers in such dtjes as J. cflects o f Bawlon's rcliglous InHucnce.' B 1963 the Watch Tower Soclety had been using mogiern-day motion pictures for a decndc as visual alds In making disciples.ed is the urgency of abandoning I3nbylo11 Ihc Grr:11. I long ICong. t Conventloners who journeyed t o Rible lands vlsited many sltcs of Biblical significance. as elsewhere. These ships actually wrrt? Ilontlng convcnl ion linlls because spirilually upbulltllng xoarnms wcrc arranged an them daily Sor Ihc hcnctt of the PRSS(?DgC:CI'S. Sjngapr~~~ h.C.-. This was "Everiasting Good Ncws" Asrcrnllly of Jeliovrth's Wltncsses-actually un arwund-tlic-world conven- tfr tion h ~ l din over twenty-four c i l l ~ s In . ci~. lovers aFrjgllteourness are utngerl to abandon the worlrl rk~npirco f false re. w h@rc 107. Illirnilr~. dnrnrH W(~odworth.. Whcn Gocl canPused tlrc lnngungc! of thnE a t y ' s tower I)uilrlers. ton.. they saw t tic N:~hnnlrlusChronicle. delegates srkw n phallic symbol. lR:4. When they saw the fnrned crdars of Lebanon.lcirrl both NIrvnna nnd a he11 of torment.5q? atllcrcd lu henr ihr! ant. they saw there. FVhen traveling mnventtoncrs re~chedthe Far East.

Here was a new nnd dlffcrmt way 10 Impnrt Bible instruction.~.?t c-h Tower Sociev produced the nhorl3in~:color mwlc. it was s h o l m by mnily television ~Iatlons. they r n d n t a I n d their tntcgrll y . thclr lnrgc conv~ntfons and the smooth and ~lficlcnlway In wl~Icll the New World society was functioning. thousands viewed it In their I~nnics. James W.mtl oxtei-kvive the organization is. dealt with the vnrlous t~mptntlonsfaced by young persons tatlay.' For exam )Ir." In fact. Durln recent years.~nts 11lso user1 the medium o f mollon plcturea to ct~llnter the "God is dead" philosol>lty. I-low this emphasized $he trust that worsl~il." rnld one person.Yearbook Yearbook 232 shce the t'Photu-Drama~nearly forty yearn em1ter." Indecil 1 1 1 I~I C I I ~ C I ~ I C H11111 "H~V'" tlith ~ ~ I I I ~ U ~ I IOIFI F.'" This faith+t>~i!fdInp Blnl provcrl Illat God is afive and that he is working out his pur>oscs far earlh and man. Through t h e yearfi since 1966 Blhlc dRima~have been a regular leature of large assemblln~hcld by Jehovah's people. Not only wouId it make them wnnt to dlsnssoclafe themselves from the world empire of false r c l i ~ l o n .-Dnnn chnp. Manera. Asscmhly nu(l\rnrrs irll RR thnu~F1they had been transport od lo nntblc>ntIlnhyloti.r. Fitbmly. All in attendance became much more ~~WELI'C nf JcremIal~~s ordeal and of his faithf uIr~ess-st. ' l ' l ~ qreceived n dmllnr C l i i h I I I f ronl tltr p~'t. and experirnced dchovoh's drlivc~nnc~. Entitled "Vlstting t h e World Headquarters of JehovoWs Witnesses. 3.lrd imp:lrl lng Scrlpi tirnt instsnction. Jr. llclp~rl audiences to visuafize principal Bible cvrnts and lo &r:hsp thee significance for our (la "'I: ~ n J o y c dt h e rno\m. Often tl~ese dl-amntlznl Ions I1 nve hecn presented earlic~at graduntious of tht! Watchtower Bible School of Gllead. TH 19Gf. P A d b l e draxr~.~r~?rniaIl. Inrgc! conventions of 1955 and 1953. I he varlous rums shown exist for Pvrryonc to see l\mC <:or1 dld not lie.w 1)ropllet o f ancient: Jerusalem." also produced by the Wnlch Tower Society in 1966. wllll n ~ ~ l oI lr k' ~coslunrc drptr:lIrlg Ihe Hfe and tirnes or that I1ebr. r\'cn In Ihe face of P death! The year 1966. These Rre but examples of slide programs prcsrntrd by clrcult overseers as visual aids tow.Hebrews-rven IIPRPIS." "Tla piness of the New World Socletf' and "Divlnta Will ntcrnational Assembly of Yehovnh% Witncssca" wcrc? nlotion pictures releasrd hg the Soclety following t'tic. Nrctlt>tl ln (Sut* Dny. v. rcprcsentln~:Dnnlel.however. by the Bethel family. remarks that I t showctl "'rvhnt thr youth o f the New World socicty wcrc cloing ~ n d how ~ I I P Y were Overcoming these tcln intions nnd Fol* l ~ w i n ~~ ~ l r i s t i acourse n of GniRue in 01o1 it had a sound track. volces cam@ over the loudspenltur." it was designed to acquaint persons with God's organization 111 a way that would motivate them to tnlce proper actinn. The flrst of these began to he s tlown in September 1970. So.at!nlniionc!nlItlcd "See Jerernlnl~k l~:llrliirnllrbi~. A. Seeing them mark me more nsaut'crl that God will n$ lie concernicg what XEe hns snld wlll otwcurnow and m the future. Zllu nciivity af Jehovah's witnesses in general. Fllson rernnrlts: "1 feel that the Bible dramas have bcrn an excellent d d In br~ngtng home to us the lessons nnd cor~nsel of the Bible's record. "God Cannot he. . then was the be mnin of aornethlng la new way to teach at assemb tea o!I Gad's people. T ~ P Twag C the sound of muuc.~ncIIn~:nlon~with fi howling moh demanding Ills life.crs of J e h o v ~ h must place in their God! And how t h y were imprt?ssctl with the need to endure In God's service. circuit overfleers have aenlcd sfidc programs at public rneetln~swhlle visiK6 con~regatlonsof God's people. nt~rspersed with striking color Illustrntlons. "ITcritage" also was presented at clrcdl asssmhllcs and olllcr publtt: gathenngs. Thls hour-and-ttoenty-mlnute ffIm proved to be a mighty Instrument in acquainting viewers with the ma~niltlde of God's earthly argani7ation. the W.lr!t~oval~'sscr.Hltcl it wuuld nEsa motivate such individunls to share in nrding otI~ersto flee from Dahylon the Great. Cantwell states: "This was a wonclerful m m n s of helping newly interested persons to sce just how larjic . the stuclontu portrriylng persons o f ancient and modern tlmcu. I T .-"A Close Look at the Churchesw-helper7 audlrnw~ to ~ ~ 1 1 i m f 1 . Colorful motion piclurcs. The dramatic impact wns heightened hy sound erects. The motion picture "Heritage. reluscd to how. "particular& bscimse it used hlstorkal events that were in f~il~illrncntof Bible prophecies as proof that 'God Cannot LIe. unlike o t h ~ recent r rnovlcs protlucctF by 1Re Society. Cansidering the blesslr~gsnnd beneflta of these dramatizations. some have h e n nloved by assembly Y . Elie trernenrtous r~mounr of work turned out. Angclo C. the three faithful. a startlrng thlng occurred. However. Another of these sIide presctltntions. look place hrlol-e i h ~ l r very eyes. SOMETKlNC) NEW AND TmtltLlNG! "Listen to Daniel's Worda for our Da " Da you remember that portlon oT tho 19Cti " ~ o $ a Sons of Liberty" District fiaaembliurr? As I I C I ~ ~ B Z O S Ilstened to it. and the three A 1 ~ h r e w swere lven a final opportunity to bow to thr Imago of go rl set up by Nebuchadnezzar on the Plnin oC I)uru. that the cEturches of Chriatettdom are no place for those who love truth and rifihteouaness. Dllfcrcnt.

rt?sent f o r the afternoon session. d. They enthusiastfcally nrloptc!d n resalutlon whcrehy they proclaimed Ihclr rrcugnltlon of Jehovah as the Eternal Sovereign of the nnlverse and their rtfusa1 .S. t h ~ y]lave nlso drawn attention to the inilurc of Chrlstcntlom'~clergy In this regard. GocIk pcople on Friday. 5:23." And ld. unasharncdly pmclnimctt God's kingdom by Christ as t l ~ csoIr means of snlvntlon onrl strongly set forth thr: dr!c~~minnr ion of Jchnvnh's witnrsses tn pyeaeach abollt t 111s kL~~~:rlorn in lrlvr. Pcter D'Mura writes: "In the spring of 1959 I met a young man wllo was moved by the resolution to learn the truth. 'L&: 4. 1956 through February 1957. Brother Knorr sliowerl thn t t rur Christlnnil y ( 1 0 ~ s not pave tlie way for the rise and growth of nt heist ic Communism. Ohlo.eocrncylfl incl-case A ~ s ~ r n b of l y Jehovah's d k c s s r a . thcn rrmfer of the U."Rrothcr Knorr foK lowed him on the program. rr. J1 sug~cslctl that n rlelegation of Witnesses be ermittet! to r'oc~etl to Moscow for this purpose. In lime. The petition dcschrihcd I I I P ~ n r s h treatment experienced by Jchavnh's wilnessrs i n Russia and =beria.II-.-Prov. go baulc ~ l m o s l i t quarter of a century to TU~sda A ~ i ~ u s1 t 1950-"Theocratic Devotion Da at the $. . a combined petltlon was s3gncd and sent to the Russian government by ll?e Wntcll Tower Society's seven directors. nrilganin. without iclup. Inlives of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract hocic!ly nnd those of thc Russian govcrnmcnt. replied or made any achnowledplment of its receipt. 131ainly. Russian witnesses of Jchovnh have continued to s ak God's Word boldly its advocates of God's kingg and no other govcrnrncnl. NoE only had vnrlous parts of the United Slntrs ~:over~lment rr!fusml to pTr?ct: the 'lVitnesses on thc list (lf sut~vcrslvcs nnrI Communist fellow travders. From each nsscmhly such n petfllon was directed to Niholal A. at the D~vlncWill JnternaZ lonnl Assembly. I'ranz.3=18. 28:13. F o r examplc.:r l!(AnKitncsr w o lr~ to a Annlr! fib At. the motion W ~ I Y 6 ~ ~ ' O l l l ~ :1!1<1 ~ ' [ ~ n!i . h~ 11111 1 I ~ I ! q11~'iit inn to Zhc vast audlcncr!.lla. rtnd It r ~ q u r s t e dthat they be permitted lo estnl)lkh regldnr rclnljons with thejr governing body and bra nllowccl to publish and import Bible Ilteratvrc. ii(l~)ptrarla s 1-rmd. most of thls work being done in December 1958. The ~ t l l l o ~ ~ drew attention to the Kingdom-preachlnc woryc clone hy Jehovah's witnesses. Not only have Jehovnli's witnesses been staunch advocates of God's k i n ~ d o m . So it was that n very significant resolution was adopted by. Repeatedly througI1 tlle years they have demonstrated this. 1118 petition proposed a discussion between rc lrcsen. It asked that imyrisonrr! W i t nr?ssrs he freed and authorized t o org:irlIzc.which was cnthusindicnlly otidorscil l ~ y 1 1 7 ~ convention audience of 84. ia11.TehovahPsdcdiealcd. bap. 1957.403tracts containin this resolution were printed for worldwide d l s t r l b l t n in Rity-three languages. Convention delegates linrl been ur ed to Ile ]. They listened attentively $13 F. :~nrlunfty. as wea as lo visit Yhr V. durlng the around-theworld " I < v d n s t l n g 8ootl News" Assembly. 11u~i! wna r l !i~~tr~tltzlous ronr c)C Aye! in approval.S. The Communists never P .i such distribution e f f c c t i v ~ ?Xntlred f t was. But the IYatuh Towrr St~ctety's 0w-t published record S~HCP 1379 defilllt~ly pl'ovcd that Jehotaab'sservants am agninsl Cnmmunism. Ih'ol livr lCllotarmnde tho motion t h n l 1111. the Wrttch Tawer Society's vice-prcsldr!nl. Extensive circulation of this Information also resulted wben the rcxolut tan nnrl its introducto~ytalk were wublish~din Tha W a t c h t o ~ w rnP November 1.irlcs Ihnl: Jr~hovrih's witnesses support Clornrnwllstn.20.I'---Itev. 88- BDVOGlWES OF GOWS KXNGDOM mm NO OTRER a O m m E N T Jehovah's Christian witnesses give their alleeghnccl t o God's kingdom. but hypocrilical Cllristinnil y dors! It was after that message iRnt the Socidy's pl-csldent proposed a declaratio~~ and rcsolutlon r~gnlnsl: Co~nmunism.Idbll(~vn h l. tized witnesses right hcrc In the conEregations of Cleveland. On March I. The tlocumcnt also reaffirmpd the I I~ctlcratIcprlnrlples of Jehovah's people.~nnl:rvl(lr~ti. an excellent opportunfty t o show that they were ndvocntee of God's kingdom and no other governmetit in tfir car 1963. nrld 194 4 f i werc nn hnnrl. forcefulSy ~rg~qentinga resolution that exposed Chrlstmdorn'~efPrpy a= the most reprehensible class on eart 11 torlny. 1958.1958. scnlcrd a mountain of eviclencc exposing its rntli. while disclnfmin~Any pull1 ice1 Interests or affiliations on thcir pnrl Furtherniol-e. August 1.Y50. Jas. began thclr march out o f L3abylon the Great by reading this rcaolution and Accepting the opportunity to sttidy I l ~ eUih1e. q w k e on Illc suhlect "Wh This Convention Should Jtt*solve. For instance." Itrother Knorr prc.R. Nonetheless. Jehovah's servnlits harl.rrrl~lll{~l~ I>(. 1111111 . 72. James Woodworth comments: "lome wha now are actively . In hls rllfieoursc "Tllc Increase of His Government.234 Yearbook dramas to confess wrongdoing and seek crplrltual s1stance.cly Irilsr tho charge made by rcliglnus n t1vcrs. brcomc dcdicatcd and later take u pioneering.s crimps where witnesses of Sehovrih wcrc tntrnlrd.

lnl Qssernbliea. Tor examplr. hot summcr" of 1064 wltncsscd the murder of three civil-rights worker&Sn Mississippi. Hence.: 1 :I) 'rhls has been possible hcc:!ustx Jr41rjvnIl (:or1 1:r'n4-lously has provided spiritual l ood nl i ti(. which are being led by invisible wicked s irits to Armngeddun. the cnro. nntl came l o tI~cfrcomplete fulfillment upon "l~envenly JerusnIem.saw that thcy were properly dfrected. Sehovahk Christian witnesses a ain ahawed that thty were advocates of God's kin ! om and no othcr lfvernrncnt during their "Divine ~ k e l o r y "Jnfernntlo~inl ssernbly. looting and I.l. Wlth i t s 31lhotluclory taIk "Why We Should All Y o h in n IEesolution.h In Ibo Divine Vlctory.themarc. :ti. in sixty-six lnnj~uaces. as well as unrest throughout the South. 16) with t h ~Ilclp of Ilte nngels lrndcr Christ and Gad" holy spirit and Wortl. In the Los Angeles riols ~ ~ l ~ n OP r ? ." (Matt. in tun>. rnent.dIng nll pnlitlcnl conlroversy and madc it :~bundnnll y cleur illnl llie trust entirely in Gotl's kingdom nnd thnl lhry wil? not let up in preaching ahout i t to all 1l1e nnlions until the end comes.-~nl t. At the 1969 "Peacepn Earth" Assemblies the soundlng of t h e seven rrymbohc trumpets refcrr~clto in RevclatIon thapters 8-ll came under consFcbcat1on In tlic tliscourse "Final Woes to Enemies of Fracr with God. battles. 12:22) It was noted tlrat the world of mankind nezds further warning of the impending rent tribulation. It. this resolution was ado ietl at n:~tiol.. Amid such*winds of religious and socia1 turbulence. Tliry proclaimed their cornpl~te neulraIily mgai. Jehovah's ~mtnessesEn t h ~Unlted States and other lands kept trustmp: in Jrhovnh nnd adhering to his Word.August I X J f i . therefore.urnlng by mobs resulted in the death of thiripffve persona and cln~ungcestimated at $200. ihy this onc coinprrhcnsivc resolution. 1F:14. tolb. Rcpraterlly. Coy. the speaker Yearbook 237 presented a DecZaratfon and Resolution. Also. 14:6) After its adoption hy 454." where Jesus Christ was instBllcc1 nu hlessianiu king In 1914 G.236 to T' Yea~book w itdoIatrous worship to the polltical image. SPIItITUAL FQOD AT 'BTlE nIQFFS How have Jehovah's Chrlsllnn wlinr~sesh n able to maintain thcir strong poslllmn ne nrlvrrnttrs of God's kingdom? How have I licy ~'lmr~fncrl "Ill-rn In Ilir faitli" when others were luslny: f ~t hl? (3. Jr~hovah's witnesses were determined la con1 3nue declnl-ing to all peoples the "ever!astiny: good rims" c~)nccrn!ngGod's Messianic kingdom and his jutfgnlcnl 8 . It is. For instanre.000.E. to t l ~ e mits moral some werr! saying code was out of dnk. Northern cities were affected too. thereafter adopted by assembly dclcgatcs wlth a resounding Aye! Among other things. as had the nations. the Uni ed Nations. He.hnptcr slxteen.971 persons at t h e "Everlasting Good News" Assembly around the world. 24:45-47. Consider the 1960'a as an exam Ie. hundreds of thou~nnds who had taken no part in adopting those efirtlcr rcsalutlons public1y dcclared themselves as favoring nnd sup. Asus' lnlrlaulnc parnblc of the minas was spotlighted in ont! o f tlit! asscmbl discourses-"'Gaining WeaIth for Earth's h'ew X l n ~ .E. held in various places thrtlu hout the cnrth Iron1 late June 1973 to January 1874. porting thc outpouring of the plagues from J(bl~ovrth 1 biI1 were prophetically set out in Rrvclnlion r. 1963. "(Luke 19:11-27) Follouin~thi.6. d n r i n ~ the "Courageou~Ministers" District . (Rev. Somr wcre rorltetl by riots. in the United States. IRcv." That talk was followed by a po~veriul sleclarntion. Also. sounding that warning and roclnl t n I n ~ God's Messianic kmgdom.illl &r rllrlrcsscd laimanlty. Winds of religious and social chnnge then were ixowhg Lh~oughout t h e United States. political and economic factors jostered racial bjsarder.glvitig it worldwide circulation. i t pointed out that the 2. Ia7~~r.adopting the Declaration. iorcefully showing that ace m t h the Crrntor would came only by means o&is nlpssianic kinndom.rrr of November 15. Once again. 1965. By . Iropor tht~c?I h m u ~ h(he +'faithful and discrcct slavr" c1nss. Jehovah's jcople nrainlaincd Ihirt God's judgmenls are against dl~rfstcndwn. (Heb. atp per. "'God is dead."' As the 1960's won? on soda1 psycholo Ical. it was published Tho Watc/." tMs ~ ~ e e documcnt ~ f n ~ took: within its scupc all seven plagGes "of Rev~lntton chapter sixteen.52@yearlong Gentile Times Mgan with the desolation o t carthly Jerusalem in 607 R. very cle=?r that they were advocnlcfi of God's k l n ~ clom and no other government or any polltlcnl nrrnng~!. they have demonstrated their allcglancc to God's bfcssianic kingdom and this they contlnuc t o do tl~roughoutthe earth. an estahllshed incl lhnt Jehovah's servants are advocates or Gorl'n kingdom and of no other government.000. T t wan becornlng increasingly common for many of Christtndum's clrsgy to view portions of t h e Bible as mythologlcnl. what was t e m e a the "long. therefore. Jehovah's servnnts hat1 also rnntlc II. ~ncludedthe judgmcnl rnessrigcs f r s t cleclared in seven successive resolutions ~ n r lrelated material presented at conventions n l God's people from 3022 through 1928. 13:11-18. even violence. It Is thr gontl wms of that kingdom that they preach world whle. 24:21) Jehovah's Chris1 lan witnesses resolved to continue putting In1l.

24:455 Clearly rellative sub- . "How wisely Jehovah dLrected us in relationship to tbe political rulers of ihe world!" exclaims L." dealing with the book of Daniel. X3:1-7. i h l a one was to be presented for twenty-five cents. %V*Barber mentions something he terms an "innovatlon.E. New York. EMPHASIS ON IPXSCIPLE-M&KtNG Some of the Chsistlan publications available to Jehovah's people are especially designed to help them t o carry out their commission to preach the good news and make disciples. with excellent results. the 192page book Lzstelztng to the Great Teacher further contributed to avoiding a 'generation gap'! Here is a publication designed for parents to read with their And the book's simple language! and flne iIIustrations make youngsters feel it is 'for them. All of God's servants today were urged to be in relative subjection to the governmental superior authorities and not to flout the laws of earthly guvern. is a baptized Witness today because a twelve-year-old student placed a copy with him and the interest was followed up. was made clear that the "superior authorities" or %higher powers" mentioned in Romans chapter thirteen are secular governmental authorities. Consider also the 416-page book "Things i. Thinking back. jection was spelled out and has safeguarded our posiiion before Jehovah and the political authorities he perrmts to exist until Christ Jesus' Kingdom rule removes them. TIltg book." BCiBO3'JY3ING TO INFLUENCE !lXE WOBK AMCAD! Another noteworthy innovation came in 1968.Yearbook 238 Assemblies of 1962. they benefited greatly from talks "'Be in Subjection-to Whom'?" "Subjection to guperior Authoritiesi-Why ?" and related topics." I-Ie rernarlcs: "Jehovah's organization is always providing new thrllls and joys. This timu it was a new kind of campaign hoolc. C. (See the issues of November 1 through December 1.' [Matt.' children. a small clothbound bodr entltlcd 'Did Man Get Here by &:volution or by Creation?' . to the I967 district assemblies." MiMons of copies were placed by Kingdom . .1 It. (Matt. 20) "Let God Bo True" was such a book. . Then in 1950 the book "This Means Everk~stiwg Life' provided information on dcepcr Bible subjecis and Christian living. It was an aid dealing with basic BibIe doctrines. Right from its introduction. protests and social issues of the day. Eack in 1958. Mane Gibbard slates: "A schoolteacher in White Plains. A verse-by-verse consideration of the entire book of Revelation appears in the boolrs "Then Is Finwhed the Nystery of God" and " B a b ~ ~ l o ? ~ the Great Ha? FdEela!" God's Kilzgdom Rules! I6The Nutiofis Shall Krmw that I A m Jehoval~j'-Now? published in 1911. permtted by Jehovah to hold their positions of responsibility at tlds Gme. for il: will have considerabIc xnfluence on the work t h a t we will be doing during t h e years t o come. 24.the book From.28:19.. just look at a s h e 8 containing books that have been published b the Watch Tower Socicty in relatively recent ears. was red . it has proved to be a helpful instrument in the hands of Kingdom proclaimers. What could this new development be? The answer came after the powerful keynote speech "The 'Good News' of a World Witl~outFalse Rehgion.to thc hands of educators. it stated: "On Friday something is planned that will nol only delight you but also no doubt surprise you. Jehovah God has supplied s fritud food in abundance.T ??lcre is the 1958 publication "Yolm Will Be g o n e on Earth. W h e n T%B Watchtower announced the "Good News for Ml Nations" District Assemblies.proclaimers in t h e field service. As a basic Bible study aid. in 1962. During May 1968 specla1 efforts were made to get it in. Later tkat year such vita1 information w a s published in 9% Watchtower. violent and passive? We might have found ourselves stuck wit11 the same reasoning tkat the clergy have who have involved themseIves in marches.. adding: "1-Iow could we possibly have known that I964 would see t h e civil-rights issue ferment and boil over into riots in the streets and civil disobedience.n W ~ L + ICt IIs ~ Impussible for God t u Lie.. it w a s apparent that it would have tremendous appeal to all thinking people." At its conclusion a new 192page. Ads 5:29." Jehovah's servants were curious. pocket-size Bible study aid was released.. Why. T31e T ~ i c t hThat Leads t o Etwnal Life.14. indeed. Just right en time. at the summer assemblies w e were fed 'food at the proper time. considers the prophecy of Ezekiel." Yes. ments lhat do not conflict wilh God's law. profusely illustrated. In 1971." published in 1965. Pmadks Lost t o Paradise Regained was published in simple language and. And the fulfillment of restoration prophecies of Haggai and Zechariah is viewed from the twentieth-century vantage point in Paradise Restored to ManJci~&-by Theocrawj! Rich spirituaI provisions have been made for old and younE alike.Reusch. Jehovah's servants are constantly bdng provided wiLh thtngs they need for their preaching and disciplematring work. originally published jn 1946. .--Rom.

Has I1hs Wutchtezuer contributed t o theocracy's increase? Indeed it has! Doubtless you will. the number of those immersed was down t o 58. The number of publishers started to climb again all over the earth. The issue of August 15. Today its Front cover identtfles it as The Watchtown.Yearbook Yearbook ceived with great delight.OOQ ears [of man's existence on earth] ending In 1975. Barber similarly cites "the shortness and urgency of the times.836. It may surprise you to know that from 1842 through the 1974 sen3ce year the Watchtower Society has printed 352. Truly Jehovah directed the brlnging forth of ihis small but powerful disdple-making instrument!' The book T ~ TEm t h That Leads t o Btsrnd Life has bad am astounding circuIation.7d1. No longer would one of Jehovah's witnesses conduct Bible studies with an individuaI year after year Wthnut the sturlcnt's making definite spiritual progress. book and the six-month Bible stud program. W~dt~1~towcr covers were prlnted in black and while. This was an upswing and it gave renewed reason for optimism. now contains. in the six years since it was first released. Now. 1 9 4 6 A w a k a l has reflected sure hope for the establishment of God's righteous new order in this very generation. along with the Truth. contained colorful rIIustralions and was increased from sixtecn to thirty-two pages.700. i s rhe successor of The Golden Arre and Cousolatim. .404 241 A B'L00D TIDE OF UTERATTIRE An-Nomcmci JEHOVAB'S Hmanonx Today the good news of God's Messianic kingdom is being preached throughout the earth." remarks Edgar ! C Kennedy. For gears. 2:16) While the X m k book is not the only one used by Jehov&hls witnesses when studying the Bible with the people. Originally it was known as Zion's Watch Tower a?zd ITerulrE of Cl~risf'sPresence.410 bound books a t its headquarters and by means of other printeries throughout the earth. with the issue of Jnnt~nry1." and states: "Everywhere the brothers aroused tgemselves and went at this 'easier' method of spreading the good news. "it was closely linked with the announcement two years before of the 6. i s part of that reat flood tide of literature from the 19.12 through announcing the Kingdom.000. Take The Watchtower as an example. Then. ' m o Is God?" "Where Are the Dead?" "Why Has God Permitted Wickedness Until Our Day?" 'The Last Days of This icked System of Things. Did you know that it is now being published in ninety-one languages? Furthermore. P . Since its first issue-that of August 22. act lng upon the lrnowledge gaiiwd.600.Is the work slowing down? Time proved that it was not." [Phil.000 copies of it have come off the press. But there was something more to the surprise that was in store for assembly delegates. the average rinting of each issue I s some 8. This Bible study aid has helped hundreds of thousands of persons t o gdn accurate knowledge of the Scrlplures and to get "a tight grip on the word of life. either for or against the truth. by 1975." terming J9M as a "turning oint.351.041. 1939." "Truc Worship-a Way of Life"-these were some of the book's absorbing chapters. The listeners began to become doers of the worlr.000 copies. released at thr! Tlicocracy's Increase Assembly of Jehovah's Wilness:~.its original editlon (that of duly 1879) consisted of only about 6. 240 y would take some action. The new Twth book was to be used in a six-month Bible study pro. with vigor. During the years since 1879 The Watchtower has undergone some changes in name and format. gram." W. . This journal. &y the 1974 service ears 2.981 persons were baptized. doubtless the majority of the 1. And playing no small part in that work i s a virtual flood tide af literature announcing Jehovah's kingdom.too.904.000bracket.000 copies jn 79 anguages. In 1966. generally by tge time he completed it he home Bible studies cmentIy being held by Jehovah's witnesses in the homes of the pcople worId wide are based on the excellent Scriptural material found In this publication. including the 1973 volume God's Kingdona of a Thousand Years Has A prawhed.443 copies of The Watchtower have been published! Atuakef. During the 1967 service year 74.513. bare a different cover design.501copies of Awake! (and ~olasolateon?have been printed! Not to be overlooked i s the flood tide of bound books that have announced Jehovah's kingdom. The new publication would involve the student at every turn.1950. Announcing Jehovah's Ki~igdom. companion magazine to Ths Watohtower. 74. Because of the wa this publication involved the student. a new colored ('over was iniroducetl. however. "In the minds of many. Tllc journal Ihen had larger. A WELL-TIMED PROVISION From 1960 to 1965 the annual baptism figure had been in the 60. but Sewer IlngPs than 11. Under the circumstances one might well have aslr@d. Then came 1968." "Bulldlng a Happy Family If@. be amazed to know that from the 1942 through the 1974 service years alone 2. Once known as Zion's Watch Tower. .

000 square feet of floor space. the huge. In 1965 the locale of the Bethel hopz--the Brooklyn Heights area-was named New York city's first "EIistonc District. of 630 persons. finding a footing for their buildings. at the Glad Nations Theocratic Assembty. Pennsylvania. 1969.897. in the new buiIding's beautiful Kin dom Hall. mnstructlon began on another Imge factory.998 copies of The Watchtower and ColzsoIorLion (now dwoke!). On hand were members of the Bethel family and brothers who had worked on the structure. Thus property ad. 1949. but the acceleration of the Kingdompreaching and disciple-making work has required expansion of the Society's fadliiles. This acquisi!lon added 632. in 1944. the Squibb firm succeeded in acquiring it. During 1951. The number of Xingdam proclaimers exceeded a million world wide by the mld-1960's. New York.792 square feet of floor spacc to the Society's headrjuarters facilities." He adds: "They finally erected a flne-Ioolting croup of buildings. In 1958 the Societ purchased a nine-story factory on an adjoining city byock. But the headquarters staff continued to increase. So. . "This building not only the Society's registered ofnce. evacuated and Ihcn demolished. making a total. as the ground was so sandy tliere. Situated at 77 Sands Street. ciety's Brooklyn factory space was cramped. When corn Ieted. the total was 57." used by certain congregaiions of Sehovall's witnesses. it had come to pass!" 242 6 243 ty 6 ~ A N S I O NOF !CHIC BETHEL HOME KKXIS PACE As the Watchtower Society's factory facilities in Brooklyn were expanded there was a correspondin need for expanmon of the Bethel horne. covered four city blocks. that building seemed very spacious. therefore. and construction commenced in January 1049.Yearbook Yearbook EXPANSION OF PRIWTINU FACILImES Thls ever-increasing flow of Bible literature has called for continued expansion o f the Watch Tower Society's printing facilities. expansion of the Society's Sadlitics in Brooklyn. was essential. not only in the United States. 19%. on a block adjoining its other plants. Excavation for the new factory began on Decernber 6. however. C. The headquarters staff itself had grown from 355 in 1950 to 607 in 1960. With 70. but the center of the Permsylvafia corporation's annual meetings. and behold. Ine. ten-bulldlng complex of the S uibb pharrnaceutlcal plant in Brooklyn was purchased the Watchtower Bible and Tract: Society of New York. The Watchtower Buildmg. there began the demohtion of the old buildings on the site of a roposed BetheI amex. a building on Columbia 1leig(ts in Broolrlyn. He Informed his convention audience that there woulcl bc r?xp:~nsionof the Society's printing plant and the Bethel home in Brooklyn. io which it I s linked by an over+thestreet br~dge. up till M a y 4. Ey the mid-1950's the Kingd~m~preaching work was increasing greatly in tempo." as it was called. Though Jehovah's organization had tried to get ground in that very IocatKon.1946. "Squibb ran into a lot of trouble. Grant h e r says. During 1954 the Watch Tower Society colnpleted construc-tion of a new building at 400 Di elow Bouled vard. more than the factory at 117 Aclmns Street. Barber recalls watchlng some of tkc construction of the Squ~bbcomplex years ago. So. W.000 squaxe feet of Boor space. and therein is a Kmgdorn HalI. and 1 used to tI~inIchow ood it would he if there belonged to ihe Society. Its dedication t o z place on Monday evening. By then the Society's Brooklyn f a c t o r y buildings. One of the Kingdom Ministry Schools was also conducted there for a number of years. on December 8. added 226. Hence. October 10. New York. but also in various other laces throughout the earth. By 1950 the Society's printing plant at 117 Adarns Skeet occupied a n enlire city hloclr. suitably interconnected by bridges spanning the streets. On November 25. and before long the tweIvc-sto Bethel addition was completed. 1960. excavation for a new factory began and in 1955 this thirteen-story ~ 1 m was t completed. That eleven-stor stmctom.008 square feet of floor space to the Watchtower factory complex. It was back In 1927 that t#e Society moved into its modern fireproof structure of reinforced concrete at 117 Adams Street in Brooklyn. Late in 1969 the rate o f expansion increased dramatically. So in 1966. A major step in this regard was disclosed by Brother Raorr on August 8. Construction on i t began in 1959.810 copies. Some years earlier. dedicated on January 31. Hcncc. has 192. in 1958 a twelve-story addition t o the home was completed. According to Brother Barber. The fronts of three old structures were allowed to remain and a seven-story horne was wrapped around behind these and tied into them.iacent to the original plant was purchased. it cooperated with the Landmarks Preservation Commission and limited i t s construction. 197'4. too. Pittsbur h.396."' Though the Society had desired to erect another twelve-story residential building. the Society had printed 17. Again the So. By spring of 1955. and this has been used airnost cnclusively for storage. this ninestory concrete addition almost dou%led the factory floor space. 1968.

Six rotary presses are already in operation there. Japan. Incidentally.f09. f969. 45.and much of it: has been used to accommodate members of the headquarters staff. sixty-eight years later and gazed upon that great crowd of Witnesses surrounding me. and 261. Ghana.957 booklets. i s where I first met Brother Macmillan. New York. in Ihe United States alonc. I recalled the first one-day convention I went to in 1902 a t Park Square. Boston. 244 EXPANBION CIONTJNUES Yet. The credit must gc~to Jehovah who makes things grow. Germany. Jehovah's witnesses now have printing plants in Australia.Yearbook Yearbook This new buildin at 119 Columbfa Wdghts was dedicated on May 2. Finland. I n time another farm was acquired nearby.500 magazines per hour. farm of 811 acres was acu i r d there in 1963. Certainly. fruits. W h y has all this expansion around the globe been undertaken? It i s because those shouldering responsibility for such decisions in Jehovah's organization are interested in helping peopIe to garn knowIedge of the Scriptures. MARKING A rnNXURJT OF DIVINE IIIRE(IrnQN By the year 1970 a century had passed since Charles Taze Russel1 and a few associates began meeting for carnest.660 square feet of floor space. O~-togenarlan Edith R. France. Factory No. prayerful study of the Scriptures. Is that your objective too? Doubtless it is. from 1955 until now they have increased thc number of their large rotary presses earth wide from nine to sixtyfour. Tnc. making a totaI o f ten presses in the two factories. in Boston. over 460 regular and temporary workers were serving at the Watchtower Farms. 268. Jehovah's eople have thirty-seven printeries around the worldl And. when so few in number.519. if you are one of Jehovah's Christian witnesses." A few years later the sale was completed. W h e n completed. Today the two Watchtower Farms cover 1. By October 1974.712tracts. In the meantime the Board of Directors of the Watchtower BibIe and Tract Society of New Pork. He fs the One who has red the effor1. the chairman's o nfng address was entifled "One Hundred Pears of givirae Direction. To help to accomrnodaFe so m a n y people. seventy students OF Gilead School then lived at headquarters. 1 are two factories. Moreover. Jehovah's servants had enjoyed spirltual enlightenment and divine direction. Members of the headquarters staff share such desires. the Society leased three floors of the nearby Towers Hotel. she was deeply moved. these plants wiU provide about 400. including the buildings previously utilized by the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead [near South Lansing. and seeing that huge crowd al: Fenway Park. meat and dairy items are produced to feed members of the Society's headquarters staff. Next t o it is a large apartment house owned by Jehovah's witnesses. That was t n ~ l ya mere handful. On the Watchtower Farms. Canada. the same h o 1 ~spirit. That i s why they have been working diligently to produce Bible literature. to hear Brother Russell give a tallr. The original. Their comb~ned efforts during ihe 1914 service year made It ossible to produce. Nigeria. New Yorkl. each capable of prinfA-g 12. Brazil.387.874." Margaret Green recalls that it "made us think back on what we had read about the organization . expandon of facilities has not been Limited to these developments. bringing the total to 1. As in the earlier days. the Philippines.-I. Through all those decades. had purchased farm facilities near Pine Eush. among the numerous structures on farm No. zeal and love for Jehovah filled our hearts. 3:&. A fine residence building was completed there in 1968.. Incidentally. "In 1961. Expansion has been the watchword throughout the earth.920 books and Bibles. "the Society took steps toward the eventual sale of a portion of the Kingdom Farm property.s of his peo le In reaching the i E F n e w s of t h e ~ingdom. and Switzerland. To whom must the credit go for alI this theocratic expansion? This is not the result of mere humnn plannin and earnest effort.698 acres. Additionally. I cannot describe my feelings as I sat there. and other construction followed. As she attended one of the 1970 "Men of Good Will" District Assemblies. In factory No.382 copies of The Watchtower and Awake!. Not on1 has the Watch Tower Society expanded its printing &illties in the United Stales. Sister Brcniscn writes: "When at the 1970 assembly in Boston. becoming known as Watchtower arm. 2 thew is sumcient space for paper storage and fourteen more rotary presses besides much other equipment. 1 h a s four rotary presses." says Grant Suiter. by the end of the 1970 service year the Bethel fmi1y (including regular and temporary workers in Brooklyn and at the Society's farmsf had grown to 1. At that year's assembly. as well as 13. vegetables. England. So the size of the farm was reduced.449 persons. Sweden 8 245 GO^ For. South Africa.180. Brenisen has been associated with Jehovah's organization for a good many of those years. printing facilities are available lo meet the growing demand for BibIe literature. that. In fact.

apostolic congregation structure had been undertaken by the governing body of Jehovah's witnesses. d see TTL~ Watchtozum. AfOSTOLIU CONGREGATION STRUUTlTRE Now Iet us return to* the "Divine Name" District Assembly of 1971.728. These exalted the name Jehovah and provided education regarding obedience to the divine principles Ior which that name stands." given by N. 1938). Rut before we consider the or anizational develop. and Ms government or organization is strictly theocratic." or days. the Theocracy Is of age. Franz. 1944 ("Theocratic Organization in Action" and 'The Theocratic Alignment Today")). '"is first remark when he saw rno was.246 Yearbook In the 1870's and its small beginning and the unbelievable rowth for the past 100 years. Brought to light was the need . Though Jehovah's people did. Knorr. 19. Among other ihings. 8 and 101 were adopted. aZ1 chosen on the basis of their adive service to God. and "The Theocratic Alignment *day. YIELDING TO DIVIINE nIRECTTOW Jehovah's servants were determined to continue yieldimg to divine direction. and in articles on theocratic organization published in Tke Watchtower of October 15 ("Organized for Final Wqrk") and November 1. A t the end of that pe. ment of the early Chnshan congregation. 1938. "!tHX 93XElOCRACX IS OF AGE" September 30 to October 2. (Dan.14. Especially im ortant were portfons of the program that dealt with tEe governing arrange. The third eliminated entirely the charter's provision that fixed member. f:14. from the top down.300 days the twopart article "Organization'Qppeared in The Watchtower (June I and June 15. They gave clear evidence of this at their ffveilay "Divine Name" Distrlct Assembles of 1971. were highly significant da s for God's eople. December 1. rncnls brought to the fore at &e 1971 district assemblies. Hence. Daniel's propl~ecy had foretold that for 5300 "evenings and mornings."$y T. Among other things. "Theod cratic Organization in Action by F. Jehovah i s supreme. Sornething very notable occurred in the late 1930's and early 1940's. L. At the. put it: "This amendment will have the efFect of bringing the charter as near to Theocratic arrangements as the law of the Iand emits.for Jehovah's Witnesses' Theocratic Convention and the h u a l Meeting of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society. I f counted from June 1. the "holy lace" then was "restored t o its rightful state. As Ttzc Watchtowor of November 1. th~ocrnlicaIlyof alI oflciating servants In alI congrcgnlions. The theme of those discourses emphadzed the importance of the business to be transacted at the annual meeting that year. if reckoned from June 15. let us go back some three decades. Among the convention's features were the discourses "Theocratic Org?nization for Final Wark."--Compare Zechariah 8:10." says W. Of principal im ortance was the passing of s i x resolutions proposgg changes in the Watch Tower Society's charter by amendments. pages 711. 3. it put the dfvine name "Jehovah" in the charter. Hence. 1944. H. 1944.beginnfng o f the foretold 2."' But why would the Society's aging secretary-treasurer make a remark W e that? Because of the developments on that occasion. As foretoId. Revised S ~ ~ I t d a rVmslon. ship on the basis of monetary contributions made to the Society. thousands remained in Pittsburgh lor the Society's business meeting on Monday. 1938. membership Yea~book 247 would be limited to not more than 500 men. 1944. Pennsylvama. First. October 2.300 days extended to October 8.Ip-Dan. 5. Upon its becoming effective. Or. -* rlod. 7."' Part two presented a resolution that congregailons of Jehavah's witnesses adopted. Sullivan. a symbolic small horn' (the Anylo-American World Power) would trample Jehovah s theocratic "holy place" as represented by Jesus' anointed followers on earth. 1971. 1944. Thousands of them met in ~ittsgurgh. caUing for appointmmi. at the end of the trialsomc 2. Pelle. a t Pittsburgh. 8:9-14)This oc~urredduring World War 11. Brother Pelle.300 da s God's servants showed themselves stronger for ~eKovah'stheocratic government by Jesus Christ than they ever had been. The first amending resolution proposed the enlarging of the Society's purposes so as to assume properly the great worldwide work ahead. the first part it was said: "Jehovah's organization ~sm no mse demacratic. inforrna~onwas presented concerning further theocratic alignment o f the modern-day Christian congregation. we do well to take a Iook at the past. "Here I met and visited with Brother Van Amburgh for the last time. Recent studies of the Biblical." All six amendment resoluhons (mvulvlng ~ r t i & s 2. theocratic organization again was emphasized by the organizational talks and adjustments a t the convention and annual meeting of September 30 to O@ober 2. 6. they ended on October 22. 1944. not then realize it what they dia organizationally m 1944 evidently had Biblical significance.~ e n n s y h a n l a . W.the 2.

xdditionally. it outlined llic lrnproverncnts 2elnl: mnde In the structure of the Chrlstlnn conjin*gatfon. the Society's vice-prcsldent."Many f o r the flrst time truly faced tllprnsplves.4:14) hlso. IEE00QNITEON OF D m RTJLERSKU? While Jehovah's people a@ausly awaited fulZ imglernentatlon of this congregat~onalarrangement. considering the nrtlclr~l "Theocratic OrganizaEon Amidst Demncracies nntF Communism. Prewhi?tg Together in Unity. (Acts 20:12-25. n rotation procedure had its be~lnnlnga yanr before a slmllar arrangement was put into eMect in conglrgat9ons of God's people jn But sup . Onr of tlir! sl nifi~. after an analysis of quafiflcatfons posae~sed 8L. they read and considcrecl cluallncations for elders and rnmislcrial servants as sct out in God's Word at 3. 1671. It has always hcrn customnry fnr t h e Sctety's resident to preside ILI tl~eserllseusslcns wi~enhc? Is at Latiquarters. the congregations k g n n to receive letters a p polntlng overseers nnd min~sterinlservants. to the extent that t ~ m eperrmtted.'Ythe nposto~tcmethod of governing each congregation was by means of o body of elders. awrl Dis{:iplr. Is prcslding over the morning text dlscusslon." (Even in yrars prior.Jrl~ov~il~'s rulrrsll IF. p. In ~ I I Pp ~ ~ l l tUlr l c l'Dlvlnc nulership-the Only Xlr)pc. D. Franz. Xeptember 13. Watc+tower articles entitlcd "Who -Is Wise and Understanding Among You?'' nnd "Appomted Elders to Shepherd the Flock of God!' And.ant assembly releases was the -ct l iott for Kdngdon~-preachhzg new IY2-pngr! boo[ Orgrtt~i.-malrin . Recognttion o S dlvinc! rulcrahl was ~tmssedat these dlstrlct a s s c m h l i ~ ~r l H. 1972." llclrgntcs renllzcd I hat l o gr~lii c!tc.o n Tlteowatdc Organimtim for JeJwvah's W$t?tes~~s.'" When members of the congre~ntion comrnlltce and other qualified brothers met together. At seven o'clock members of thc Watch Tower Society's I~eadquartersstaff are sentcd a t thrir rrspeetive placcs throughout the various dlnln rooms of the Brooldyn Bethel home. 1TLm. 12. They are ren$ for the usual discussion of the d a ~ ~ ' s Bible text. 1971. At Brooklyn nethe]. The O ~ g a n i z a t i o ?book ~ and t l ~ oass:embly pro1:rnnr cornMned wel! to point out the praclir:h nspccts of surh rcorgnnlzatron and to demonslrntr! how tllcso would wnrlc nut. 13: Titus 1:s-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-5. there evidently had been a rotatln of chairmanship within a congregation's body of rl%rs.b 249 hy brotherr in the congregations. p. recommendations were suhmltted to the governing body. prayer was mid. 1 E(~wevrr. "and all fcll kccnly the obligation before Jehovah to I ~ PI~onestin thefr appraisal of seIf and others. the brothers had rrnd lnnterlal in Aid to Bib78 Unrlersfnnding undcr Ihc headings "Older Man. A few had to dlsqualify themselves. This arrangement has b r o u ~ t l t out an konesty a d humility that w ~ u l d have bcrn Impossible except for thjs forward step in ~~ndcrstandi ng of Bible principles of organization. TiODY dEXd THE EXAMFm ose we now turn the clock hack to Monday morning.W. Ilckl betwcen the latft-r part of June and Iate Aujiust. gatlon servant. 1972. vember 15." a pearing in Tha Watclttownr of No. thr ncw Organ+ aatio?~." "Overseer" and "Minister. It was therefore deemed fitting to have a different chairman of the body of elders serve each year w l v r ~ thcrc I s more than one elder In a congregation. 19. Anlong othrr things. 1971. Today Rrother Finorhi' Is homr at Rethel. those In t h e Unltcd States. of All hTrlnlrlnt1. Timothy 3:l-10.O~~ICTS participating In ddtscussio~~s concerning elders and mjn~sterlalservants prepared well.E. am on^ other things. P. Instend.According to that letter of December 1. 26. A t thrsc gatherings divine rulership commnndcrl pnrazrulunt xltcntion. there was careful atudy of the January 1. After August 1. to he followrtd by breakfast. thcn. Sec Cbnta~cl.'' "A pointed Omcers in the Theomxtlc Organization" ancfl'A 'Body of Elders' with Rolnling Chairmanshlp. CHOOSING ELDERS AND ItIINTS!l%XkIAt SERVANT'S The governing body of Jelrovah's witnesses sent emti conmgation an instructive Ietter about selecting the "body of elders. Cantwell. (See Ezra BI. to this. all b a p tized men of the congregation twenty ars old and upward were considered. Canada and the British Isles attended t h e 1972 ''Dlvlnt! Rulership" Dlstrict Assemhlles. Whereas in receni years one mature Christian man had served aa conme. or presiding ovemeer and was assistcd by appointed "servants.mnl H f o I llny must pr8rsonallg rt?l:ognlzr.hoolc nntl vnrlr~us rwscmbly prograni features hlgt~llghicrlt b c Irnporl nrlcr! of co+xgregcrl<oncrlrecognitlon or clivlnr! rulership.) Flnally. tlut h e is not a t tttc hend of t l ~ c :tablo." as well as ministerial s ~ r v a n t s . UtOVEItNINQ." remarks R. Why? I<crmtst the governing body of Jehovah's witnesses has Instftuted the arran~ementof rotnling i t s mcmbcrs on a wrrltly basis with regard to contlucting the ~nnrningBible text discussions and the I3cthel I:lmily's Monday night Illaichtuzt:cr study. during 'the ilrst century C. the Bible's requirements wrrc the basis for determining who would bc entrvstrd with responsibility in the congregation. however.Yearbook for some modem-day adjustments.

"THIS IS GOD'S DOm(Xn ReflecLing on the new congregational arrangement roviding TOT elders and ministerial servants.594. In many cases. Heartcheering. Canada. Roger or an was moved to say: "This Is God's doing. and by October 1 the arrangement of things in most congregations had been adjusted. From late June 1973 to January 1974 they held a globeencircling international convention that plainly showed that they anxiously Yearbook await: divine vlciory. Edgar C. his way of doing things in the congregation of his people. Rev. its chammanship was to rotate annually by alphabetical arrangement.830 persons were bagtlzed and there was a totaI attendance of 2.851 symbolized their dedication t o Jehovah God by submitting to water baptism. Estep. the governing body set the example in putting into effect the new organizational arrangement. Usually. in its report on the 1 9 3 district asscmb!ies. Herc was proof that Chrrsklans recognize Jehovah's rulerskip. A t the nineteen "Divine Victory" International Assemblies held during June and July 1973 throughout the continental United States." Not wllhout good reason. at these gatherings 665. Agpropriaiely. Generally live-day gatherings. 7:9) Following this though?provoking t d k came a greatly apprecfald pnnted release-the 192-pngc book Taw Prate a ~ SRCPCTT~Vd F r o m W t a t florr. (Rev. one must take a stand.303. Jehovah is b m g i n g h ~ scongr$gated people into an organnzatlonal condition in whrch they will be able t o ride out Armageddon into God's new ordeiunder divine rulership. 3:U-13. But the arrangement went farther than this.250 Yearbook rnerB1. They alone wilt be witnesses o f the divine victory and win join in the celebration that follows It. at w h ~ h!1. "and shows lzow well he is preparing his people for the t h e beyond thls system of thin s. the numerous convcntlona of this worldwide event took place in the United States." How forcefully lt showed that Christians should not mentally push of£ the day of Jehovah! Dcterhratin world conditions and Lhweratie organizational deuefopmenfs. and sa forth. Among this assembly's map fine features was the absorbing discourse entitled geep Close in Mind the Presence of the Day of Jehovah." Eoldly attention was focused on the universal war of HarMagedon. The first shlffing of responsibilltres began in September 1972. Pot. only daytlrne sesslons were held. 15. 5:2. W. manz became t h e chairman of the governing body for one year as of October 1. Many are the benefits of the new congregational: arrangement. It was showh that under the driv~ng force of unclean inspired expressions tlie "kings of tile entire inhabited earth" are being gathered t o a war against God over rulership of the earth.945 met to enjoy the rich spiritual blessings provided by Jehovah for Ills peo le. For instance. 140 conventions were held. Asia. mll be spared. Many of God's people traveled to distant lands." Douitless others will agree. Only. there to share the spiritually upbuilding assembly program wit11 their fellow Felievers of other countries. in which Jehovah xvlll v~ndicate Mmself with divine victory. the former assistant congregation servant became the presiding overseer. In all." "'DTVINE: VICTORY" INmNATIONAL ASSEMBLY Jehovah's Christian witnesses have given abundant evidence that they yield to divine dirmtfw and wllllngly submit t o divine rulership. Each year the elders in a congregation would rotate to various positions.on one side o l the issue or the other. World wide.rc~? The printed assembly releases included the Cqmpr~honswrz Concordance of the N e w World Trans'lakow of tho l i d y Scriptures and the 416-page book God'<c Kingdom of a Thoecsand Years H a s Appromhsd. Kennedy feels i t "could be the means of stronger solidarity in the event a congregation was separated from the governing body for a period of time. m a t a cause to express gratitude to the Divine Victor! (5 . the South Pacific and Africa. as well as the rapid influx of those who will compose the rertt crowd. those siding Wth Jesus Christ. since they ma have considereg the resulting benefits. was the public address "Divine Victory -Its Meaning for Distressed Humanity. and they would work to- h gether as a body. observes Grace A. Europe. 1971. 1971. indeed. I tddle and South Amenca. enabling delegates to return to their lodging places early and eliminating travel after dark m areas where this might be Inadvisable." indicate that Jehovah's day rs near. the King of kings.-1 Pet. ccordfng to a resolution adopted by the governing body of Jehovah's witnesses on September 6. having in mind the spiritual welfare of the congregation and the need to cooperate with one another in shepherding the flock of God allotted to them. The ~ e t c h t o w remarked: r "Truly. 16:13-16) Hence. the previous congregation servant became the TlleocraUc Ministry Schqol overseer." "This is most certainla an unusual advancement in Jehovah's organization. wllh the arrangement for elders and ministerial servants. Evening hours were often spent reviewing assembly highlights. So it was that F.

. Just three montlrs after rrvrlving a copy of K i n g d o m Ncwa.nnrl ~lire'tlyI llrr~11 Ctrr wrrc enjoyillg temporary plnnwr work.~e+ah's people wrre dellghtccl wlth the: plbospccts of doing this special work in pi'ocl:~im i na the Kingdom.2 more pub. It was ilesircd that evc?ry dwellir~xreceive a copy' so free distrll~ution OF m!Jllon~ was certain.entIt1t.'VC)n May 3 through 12 they went t l ~ r o u ~fhi h ~ l rtrrrltorlrs ngnln. for H. Thcrr! had been nothing like it since Penlccosl o f 33 C. ~Iacingthe next jssue wli I1 01 tuat'.16. "I'ltcy would be handed t o the pclnplc rsonitll In Iloiireto-house work.dng total of 525. h o m e r . thry : ~ ~ a ~i nn g a g e dIn mass distrlb~~tf~n of I<i?lpdo?n Ncirqs. It. Tl~c!wamnn began attending Christian mecllngrr r r ~ u l a r l yand p1. copies being i c f i uric]. All congrcgatlons of Jehovah's witnesses worl(1 widc will he sl~aringin it during specified dates following Ihc nsaemhly. 37. $el It was onowed by the relensc a t n fourpage t r ' n i . pcoplr!s nnd tonjiucs atnnrling bcfore the throne of Cod nntl ~. eartllty liopca heartily have su portcd the anointed followrrs o f . . And reports ind~cato t h a t t h y clistrlbutcd 43. G A T I ~ R T N QA 9LflhlmATf l R O W L ' The apostlc Jotln behcld n "grunt crowil'Vrrom all nations. stopped smoking and using nnrcotlcs and mad@rapid spiritual progress. 17. (Acts 2:41) Sure1 that baptism fn 15158 wns n o t ~omething the worl{could Ignore. 7:9. 15) These individuals with. And in May 1874 there ivct.as ebewhere. "Vietoy over the World Without Armed Con. 'I'hfs tiznc it was No.cnderltlg ldrn s~. Thls lcd i u a Bible stutIy.Tcsus Christ In theE Godgiven wosfr of proclafmln~: thc ~om1. distributed Kingdons N m a No. d u r t n ~St3ptr. Phllbrieh wrote not long ago: T h e press carried flne plcturcs of the great number who were b c t n ~ba~~tizerl . took rlrugs and played in a rock ' n Y o l l band. two uhllghers left a copy wKh a gentleman and went th& way. Far instance. Why.' The lruth was on the march!" . 224. another very Important feature of the "Divine Victory" lnternnt Ionnl Aswmb?~es. who had found the book T h T m ~ t hTlrrrl LecrrE~t o Etornat Life in a trash can. Jehovah's people have not been interested In mere nurntms. How thrifllng it hns hectn.252 Yearbook Yearbook SPECIAL WORK SPUR8 mCIMCASE There was. What Is Important Is that baptismal canili- .d "Is 'IYrnc Running Out for Mankind?" A free pncltcl O F clghi tracts wctit to everyone in the audience nhovc thr ngc oC twrlvr! ycarn ~ v l l o was interested in dlstrihuttt~g them. bripli7ed In December 1973. The Walch 'J'u~vcr Sot:Iety w m ~ l d~ c n dtracts to every c o n g r e ~ t i o non ihe hafiis of 100 for e?ch publisher. So it was that during the lagt ten days of September 1973 Jehovah's witnesses in the UnIteA S t ~ t e s . Iriar/dorn News No. All rcaders of the newspapers had tu get tl~cimpression that Jehovah's witnesses were no longer to he viewed as a smaH 'sect. Months in advance The TVatctchtoulrr hntl said thnf the p g r am wouIrF focus considerablr! al!cntfon on Ihr Ingdom-preachingand dlsciple.007 shnrecl tn dLtrlbutlnn or ICi7tgOdnl N m s No. These who h a w gntheretl info the courtyards of 'Jehovah's house' have rledicnted t)iemselves to Jehovah God and symbolized this by water Imnlcrslon. IW3.136 of surh lndkldunls wcre irnmcrscd in New York city on July 30.320. 82 workers in t h e field sewice: a 253 Experiences show that K i a g d m NWB d1sWbutEon really has spurred the work of discl lc-making. as a rcsubt. 18.738 Kingdom publi~hers art lcipatsd In 1 his work. IIshecs than had shared in Reld scrvlcc ust. I IEtrv. A copy of K i ~ g d o mNnas IrlndEed the interest of two longhaired fleshly brolhcrs who smoked. 1!)5#.ogressed to the oint that she 15?1rllcipnlcd111 h l c r Ringdona N e w s dstribution and was plnnning t o he haptized. they wrre e n ~ n f l n g In IleId srrvicc. In J>cccmbcr Ilit! amn. news of the Kingdom. Soon both of them were studylng the Blblc with the Witness who had placed the tsnct. with Kingdrum N e z ~ sNo. they mcr h ~ swife. in the United States (extapt AInska and IIawaii) 512. 16 by t h e millions of copies.I l o t l ~wcrc. a vear rnrlior. only to be holiod by him later.mher 1913. illis lime l r n t ~ ~ r i n g ~ I I P cmrial question "Government by God-ATP Yo~r Tor It or Against It?" Many who h o w the truth of God's Word have been moved to share the good news wlth others by engagjng in dislribution of Kingdom W w a .e 5:!9. the spcafrrr pointcd out. It ndded: "A special work will be outlined and rlsmonstraletl. trihcs.11:." 7.L.ncccd service day and night in hls templc.048copies of Kingdom New8 No. 'l'rn rlnyn-September 21 through 3CLwouJrZ bt! set r ~ s i dfor ~ rllstributinn of these tracts." What was tMs spccia1 work? The answer came after the convt?ntlon*s keynote B oegh. T h ~ yrut their hnir. She had not hecn nbIe to sleep because she realized thnt thlngs it said were being fulfilled.11. On December 22 through 31.makIng worlr.. !he Zorr If no one was at home.r. posinff ant1 nnsw~rlng t h e question "Has Religion Betrayed God rind hTan:. to nbserve thottsands upon thorlsantls sf ream to the 'rnounrain of Jehovah's hr)use?-Esn. Not long after listening to Ilrt? InlIc "133 tlsm According to the Divine Will. Upon returning t o hls home. that was 103.

Especially were these made clear at the assem%iy's climax.to be discussed by mature brothers with respective baptismal candidates. During the years 1969 to 1973. I Thm moving Bible dramas taught their forceful lessons. Jehovah's people know that only God's purpose will triumph mid they thank him for their grand privilege of declaring his Word and Kingdom. as elsewhere. demon influence and exploitation by false religion? The anuwers were them in the moving discourse "Safeguaxded by Faith and Hope That Are Fixed on Jehovah. But no matter how grandiose human plans may seem to be. 297. Thry Itnow t. The "Divine Purpose" Disrrfct Assembly did much to engender a sense of urgency and an altitude of heightened spiritual watchfulness on the part of Jehovah's Chrutian wjtnesses." ?%at assembly talk was followed by the release of a new 392-page book entitled "Is This L i f e All There Is?" It directs powerful blows agaxnst Babylon the Great. "they realized that their dedication and baptism was one of a lifelong course and the responsibility that went with it was n o t to be taken lightly. IIow can one be safeguarded against such things as materialism. Another dramatization centered attention on 1 Kings chapter 13. The need to guard against lack of faith dramatlcally was brought to the fore as conventioners focused their attention on the Israelites. know that men w f H make continued efforts to stabilize a tottering world. Such a provision has helped to make true disciples. how moving was the y t r a y a l of the apostle Paul's Ble and works as a hristran! It filled vlewcrs with renewed zeal for the worship and service of Jehovah God. was Jesus' wise admonition. These gatherings certainly heIped God's people to recagnlze just where thcy are living in the stream o f time. and how loud men's assurances that these will succeed.--Mark 13: 32-37.hnt it will not fall. Throughout the United States. He did so by likening the disciple to a doorkeeper w h o m his muster commanded to watch fo: his return from a trip abroad." published in 1967. On pages 7 to 40. Why. Canada and the British Isles upward of eightyflve such assemblies were held from June to August. tion thrilled the hearts of the 891.872 persons were immersed in symbol of their dedication to Jehovah God! What a thriIl it is for God's peo le to share in this wonderful ingathering work to ~eRovah'8praise! Today there arc more than two million Christian witnesses of Jehovah preaching the good news of Gad's kingdom. As enthusiastic effods to gather the "great crowd" continue.019 individuaIs were baptized. This book builds Pailh in Jehovah's promise nl Ilfe in a righteous new order anti t h e ~ m n dresurrection hope.and showed tlze perils linked with not listening to divine authority. freed from Egyptian bondage and wanderhg in the wilderness. and that conviction was eml~odiedin the title and contents of another printed assembly release-the book God's 6 ' E t w ~ ~ aPurpos&' 'l Notu Triumphiwg for HUH'S Good. Significant1 Isaiah's prophecy says that "in the final part oflthe days" the mountain of Jehwall's house will be firrnIy cstabllshed above the top of the mountains and many peoples will stream to it. a total of 792. Consider briefly just how the making and baptizing of disciples has increased. (Isa. while also giving readers sound reasons for believing t h a t there is much more than this life.254 Yearbook dates understand what they are doing. As various elders of the congrcgatlo~~ conduct these sessions with each individual. JehovWs witnesses in the United States. There truly are valid reasons for putting confidence in God's pur ose. The anointed PolEowers of Jesus Christ and their companions with e a r t h l y t ~ o p e swnnt to serve Zhe divine pwpoee. Newell.819 persons attending the 69 "Divine Purpose" District Assemblies in the United States. many thousands are being baptized every year. 1971. it contained eighty Scriptural questions. when the public t?!k was delivered on the subject "Human Plans Failing as God's Purpose Succeeds. the world empire of false religion." This and other vital informa. "After they studieathe eighty questions with the aid of the mngre gation committee.842. 2:2-41 Wc now are in "the final part of the days"! The appearance of increasing throngs of the "great ." The more recent book Orgumimtion f o r Rdmgdmn-preuching and Disciplemaking (published in 1972) makes similar provrsion for discussion of Scriptural guestmns with Ihose who are considering baptism. That is why there was great appreciation for a provision made in the book "YOUTWord Is a Lamp to My Foot." observed Brother and Sister Earl E. "Kecp on the watch. In 1968 t h e number for the year was 82. during the 1974 service year alone. "KEEP ON THE WAT(1XX9' Jesus Christ emphasized the need f o r his followers to remain alert and an the watch respecting his coming to execute judgment against the wicked system of things. And. those contemplating baptism are afforded an opporiunity to express themselves on Biblical matters and weigh their relationship with Jehovah God.

TWO MILLCON EVANGELIZERS WORLD WIDE! While Jehovah's Christian witnesses in M e Unfted Stares have had their finest year in the evangelizin work.hard work t o Jehovah while the opportunity affords. rable purpose cannot and will not fail. M a y all of us demonstrate unwavering loyalty to Jehovah. listless. itelerminedly these dedicated Christians press on & their activities. in essence: But we are not saying. but this has only heightened the urgency of the preaching work. with individuals who have shown interest in what the Bible says. much of it from house to house distributing literature.581.351. UsualI b the time that Jehovah's witnesses study with ZrniEes for about six months. fa'ithfulness.018 magazines. or hactlve. They follow Jesus' admonition: "Bc . with 81. The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society has 96 branch offices wodd wide and through this branch organization the Society directs the preaching of the good news in 907 lands. Maryland.570 hours were devoted to the preaching work. Jehovah's Chrlstlan witnesses in the United States will continue to serve their heavenly Father faitWully alon with their fellow worshipers earth wide. In helping people to get an understanding of God's Word. . and that work is urgent. no question about that! Among other things. Today 2.171. have been a joy to e v e 0 Christian witness of Jehovah. Not only have Jehovah's witnesses peached the good news of the Kingdom. he added. But we are not sa ing. But the big point of i t all I s this.132. with Satan bound. and they symbolized their dedicatfon t o Jehovah God by water baptism.872 individuals progressed to the point where the saw the importance of being disciples. those who are truly interested in this Bible educational work bcgin attending congregational meetings.401Bible studies. and soon they too shnrc in giv~ngt l ~ cKingdom witness. the good. In serving the Divine One whose marvelous and incornpa.588 being baptized. Bible literature. Jehovah's servants know that they have not dedicated their lives to God until a certain year. It did not take long for mast of them to note the chronological chart in it that identified 1975 as the "end of. diligence.555 return visits on fnterested pcopIe and in conducting home Bible studies. What a privilege Jehovah's people enjoy as his L?lIow workers in that field.852 bound boolrs and 12. Tke Watchtower and Awake!. and these are distributed fiwm llouse to. And don't any of you be specific in saymg a n y d i n g that is going to happen between now and 1975. dear friends: Tme rs short. M a y we remdn alert. 371.. witnesses of me . by then? 'It could.432 Christian witnesses of Jehovah are declaring the good news. on an average. They are his dedicakd peo IF: forever! Today the entire world of mankind I s 8od1s field of work. In addi257 . wallring in tKe footsteps a1 Christ Jesus."-l Cor. Jehovah's witnesses offer people rinted sermons. play a very h-~portant part.409. the Watch Tower Society's vicc-president. after posing similar questions at the "God's Sons of Lilserty" District Assembly in Faltbnore.year day of man's existence (in early autumn).' acknowledged F. This certain? raised quesdons. regularly conducting 1. This is not the day for Jehovah's servants anywhere to be complacent. house and on the streets. "working together with him. people then received the absorbing book h f e EverlasCzng-tz F r c e d m of the Sons of God. In but twelve months' time 291.000 more persons were baptized than in t h e previous year. Franz." This is not the day for spiritual sleepvheads! It is the tfms for wakefulness. Jehovah's witnessee in this manner placed 273. 6th 1. Some years have passed since then. According to the reports received.238.021. We must "keep on the watch. too. making known God's purposes and provisions for salvation! Wit11 deep appreciation f o r Jehovah God's undeserved kindness. With t h e help o f God's holy spirit.287 booklets in the homes of the peopIe. also in making 151. active. 3:9. A11 things are possible with God. and the fa& that they have shared togetller in this great preachfng work. to assist them t o ?earn thc truth. W. to the most distant part of the earth. Does this mean that Babylon t e Great wilI go down by 1975? Will Armageddon be over. Brother Fsanz urged: "Let us make the most of the time and get in all. This past year they pIaced 27. The magazines. 2 Cor. but they have been teachiag too. 5:1%6:2. However. Their unity and oneness of mind. What a great crowd o f lovers of righteousness that is! The year 1974 was truly an outstanding one In making discipIes of Jesus.00S). God's. the evangelizing warg world wide i s a fltting subject for t h e conclusion to this truelife story of modern times. as the end nears."-Acts 1:8.256 Yearbook crowd" should impress us with the urgency of the times. They have a work t o do! Just think where we are in the stream of time! Its importance was deeply impressed on our minds back in 1966. Time is running out. Just think -nearly 1M.

Ul.97G hours tloirlg i t most of it uuderground.lG9 bonltrots. there wore 372. 112. 15:4) So todny hundreds of thousands. an an average each month. an$ if you do net want t o ~. ma& Watch Tower Rlble and Tract Sodety of Pennsylvania .387.cccivcpart of her plagues. Be courageous! Show faith? And logethcr let us ''brace up our minds for ncilvjty" rind inove aheacl in the grand service of Jehovah.239.lay. to scr! I l ~ l sn l ~ lsyfitt-111 or Illlrl 1. who xct :.rli.. Thc1. at the various grinte~iesthey turnrd out 51. 91:2.629magazines were prinlccl. The Biblc urges: "Get out uf her [Eabylan the Greatl . will be strengthening to us.Yearbook Yearbook tton. Tills was evident at the celebraiion of the Mcrnodd wid .: to J~hovnlr.nlu l i<lnl:f\om t o rule without Inlerlr!rcncr Snr 1110 IhI(~s~ll~f: r ~ f1\11 innnltlnd. We sst? vrry ~z*alr:l~rl to kls only-htagollrr~Son.. 1:13. are nssotbintcd with Ihe c o n g r r ~ aions t and are constantly tnlking t o people nt~oul I h e Kingdom that Uhrjstinns hnvc Ijecn t~uj:t~t: t o ~lray for.723 pnrtook o f thr cnlblems.cL youl. Babylon the Great.Z00 Individuals in these lands wcrvc bnptlzctl. t~ousclceepingand in the rnnnufacturlng of li tcrntt~r~-nll l o fr~rit~er the preachlnji of tlw gonrl ncws. Inuntlrlrs.253 persons who. 1W4.c Cllc ycnl. working wiih him.629 special plonccrs whn spcnt 150 I~ours each month going from hovsr In hoitse and mnducting home Bible studies. This grand work of preachng the good news was of Christ's death. We happily Ionk forward to 1975 and Its grand worlc. nll tn b@ used in Bible education work.udarnslion in t/lrbse clcvcn countries. as In hcaven. the only true God. booklets..007 nlblca and other ound books and 1H. Serving tllc! congref:ntkons as special appointed millistrrs nre 1. namely: "Let your Icingdom come.'" (Matt. books.s throughout the world.TOR e v n n ~ e l i a r sare assisted with their rooming accommotlntions. Associated wlth thrsc cimgrcgnflons anti In isolated areas. WurM wide tllerc were 4. Be assured of my warm love and best wishes. s u d ~ns 1. They spent 1X1281. and are sayin. kitchens. All branch overseers X n their y@ar1are ort made a special request lo hnve warm love nnrf very good wishes sent te all their frllow wor1ret. yes. on April 7. to its end and God'.102 mlssronarIes and 13.576 congrcgntlona of Y e hovnh's witnesses. declaring that thcy hnvr htxn nnetntecE by holy spirit 258 carried cm not only in 191i lands whcrc there Is ircedom to preach. 1.550. meals. &. : ~ n d I h c too are now engaging in the cvnn~cIizir~g worlc I h ~ l r~ ~ O I I I P I ' Sand sistms wt~rlt!wltio. As we remain In Jehovah's splrltual aradise.A11 of thcsc Iti. This requ~st I s ~rlntlenn brk~nlr of all of Jehovah's Cht.were able to preach ahout God's klngdoln to ~ n I l l i o l ~of s people. J ~ h o v n hand we !vorsMp and love him. wherc there nrr 3. Christ Jcsus. travel and c. These. W r nrt* nrixious.(iOt o hrlp thew full-time workers to carry on In tl~cirworlc. Together we nro Intrrilrtod tn tlt*rltirlny:thr? gor~rl11(~\vs of God's kin~tlom. I3efol.s who spcnt tl1.7S0 circuit ovcrscers and 3 9 7 district ovc?rseers. The m m h r s of llw Bcthcl family In all Its branches are very pleased thnt t l ~ c y can print Wbles.68:1. 471. l'hcrc! are at this tjmc 34. there arc many IniIlvlrInnls who arr preaching and teaching fuI1 time. by Jehovah's Chris tian witnesses. 259 to be joint heirs with Christ Jcsus. and the prospect of gnlhuring I n ~ cher t s1g1 more of those who love Jehaval~ and wlrn ore s l ~ b i n g and crying because of the ttbominstlons that rxlst In all the land. Ihrre were expenses for the upkeep of the Bethel homca. will take place.~i2. In ntlrlltlon.904. yearIy subsu5ptions were tdren for theee mama zlnes to the number of 2. 'I'l~err! wcrc. "You ars my refuge and m y stronghold.r vnmt. is you da not want to share wlth her in her sing.-l Pct."-PB. as we walk In the fnot~lcpa of Chrlsl Jesus. 10. magazines and lrncts 1 llnt n s a i s ~the millions of evangelizers in thc: field. hl fact. Of these. also upon carrll. but patient. 111 nrldition to these expenditures.istinn wltnesrres In each country so tknt all of Jehovah's pmplc In the other countries of t h e warld wiH know of llrrjr love for them. r l g l ~ l r o u Mrv. millions o f people have Llcd ancl arc now fleeing from the worId cmplre of false rcliglon.In the aorvice year 1974 the Society spent $f. All of us believe in Ihe onc true Gori.24fi.ltuli 11 llnr rrmn]>lr r l l Intchgrity. and may Jehovah's rich hlcssing bc upon all of you as we move forward in unity! Your brother and SelIow servrtfit. but also in eleven countries wherc the work of Jchwah's wjtnesses is banned hy thc govcrnrncnts. entletl ld.5 pcrccnt j11 iolal ~ ~ l l r lisllcrs sharing in the Kingdom pl. .c was a fine increase of 8.sof God's Itinp dom peapie must act. it will be a j o for all o?us to continue reading this book da by feasting on the texts and comments p m v i ~ d eThis d . under great difRculties and Ilirougl~ c~nrefulmn~icuvering.nlIon ol rlrc I i r ~ r p dom good news.uuI lMrhours a month in the decl. To Zl~lsend.u.tiIO regulnr Innmrs and temporary p1r)necr.loltiin sxpensr>s. too.307 prrsons who work in omccs. (Rw.457 in attendance.'I'hril Is our . 6:9 10) To share in tile I11esslnfi.

and tllc uocl of this world Sotnn thc Devil has brought only trouble to this world since he started the trouble jn the Garden of Eden. Is It not wonderful to know that you can make the Most Iifgh God "your dwelling. Mow often as a Christian do you say that to Jehovah? RealIy." (John 14:l) So a wise person will say to Jehovah: "You are my refuge and my stronghold. continue to let mankind know where they cnn dwell so as to make Jehovah their refuge i and stronghold. and this he can get by studyfng God's WOK? ~ 4 t hGod's people. In a wonderful way. cxercisc faith also in me. DAILY TEXTS AND COMMENTS At the beginning of each month there 19 a theme lor the month with a Bible text that will be consldered at service meetings in the congregations of Jehovah's wltncuses. where further comment on t t ~ etext may be found.' you have made the Most I-Tigh himself your dwelling. commcnt i~found in the second study article. Into it 280 I and by your doing i t you nre onc of . it refers to the third stutly article. Refuge means a place of shelter or protectiorr from dnnger or t-rouble.Tchovnh's witnesses." (Job 5 : 7 ) However. we should have this in our minds all the time because we know that ~ v eare in the wiclc~dworld. When "a" follows the para~raphnumber. 10. Jehovah has brought his people into the spiritual paradise sInce 1919 nnd has. being there. wiU find refuge in Jehovah because "the name of Jehovah is a strong tower. for he loves Jehovah's Word. to his faithful followers. Jehovah's witnesses. 2 Cor. . That does not mean. and not even a plague will draw near to your tent. Tm me my r ~ f ~ and t ~ e my s t ~ g h o h i . Exerdse faith In God." A Christian will want and must have spiritual security. a u d y his Word and live by It.. but not part of it. This wc happjly do to help others to gain the spiritual security provided by God. 18:IO) A righteous man is a wise man. So rve live in Satan's world and. ' ' '-PR." and thnt you can continue to proclaim thnt to others? You can. though.'~Prov. saying: "Because you said: 'Jehovah is my refuge. that no trouble or danger comes to them.Yearbook 261 the ri~hteousruns and is given protectIon. and with life we can praise Jehovah continually. Following these themes for t h e months there i I I I Is n tcxt for each day and a comment on that tcxt. because of your dedication to do Jchovnh'~will. By your preaching the good news of His ltingdorn. it does. 91:9. and that they do with a sense of security. Figures follawXng the date of the Watchtottic3r issue refer t o paragraphs In the flrst study artlcIe. 1O:IJ. that we." He M11 seek protection from dnnger by exercising "faith in God. and God's Word shows them the way out-I Cor. we surely need a place of refuge. YEARTEXTFOR 1975 'CI wit1 m y to JehxmJk. if we stay close to Jehovah's organfzatlon. We can be sure. Jesus said: "Do not let your hearts ke troubled. 4:8. If we stay in God's stronghold we stay there because we want t o live. The comments are taken from The T~'cctchtoz~+cr tW) of the year 1974. Jehovah's witnesses urant only t o do Jehovah's will. no calamity wiH befall YOU. along with God's n m e people. 9I:2. 8." -Pa. Job's critic Eliphaz said: "For man himself is born for trouble. Eut when it doea they understand why. Jesus said that n11 of hls clisciplcs should preach and teach. cared for them. when "b" is shown.

"W 1 / I 1 . ~ ~ ad. 2 2:WB. Rcseal-cIicrs 111 cF~ilrl tleve10~1men t b R V e learn~dthu l mcmt d of a cblld's pc~sonallly hna been estnMlul~ci1 Ilclnm ho enter8 school n11d tlmt mch personellty trikl(. for we rra urscd l ~ l f t . fornotten When we xpwk Of faith eve!r HIOI:K~onc rnk)lt Icnlthwk ot one's belief in pornrlly turn nsldc lo I T T . In hla Wortl. But how can rvc cnnnot ~ c tllla show that. Tho Falth fa the assured mpec. ~ ' I I I P P than quarreling and shoullnr!. W 2 / l '5 ' Satmilay. go #I Chrlvtlnnff l l n v ~ a plft that Gml llna rtxrrucd rw hls peowalking in low. . 2. Does not a son b d to act ~ like his f~ther?So it should All tlic power mcl wmlth of t h l ~u4ckrd system of thlngfi be with us. Lnt!on 01 t?Lings h m d for. t h ~ t debaitcllcd life. clean and well kcpt.The ahas above. y e t Sunday. What bml~pht tl~crswlll be a future posses. or n. lor thnZ 1s thr example RPL 1)3 CfMI.~ l f tthnt Johovnh God haa cation of love. we are imitating the cnn~iot ret it. described his t h o u r h t Is Incori?or~~lrd Inlth. I .selRsh disregmd for t.Janunry 2 tberenil~r eany l o filter. pence and lovc. Thi5 for Gcd fa the very pcrmnlfl. no fl~l~ttna. a brttcr son or daughter. mnkcz thl8 polnt. W F rdlrlul~l nrvm let nnyona nilul~nrlu ! ~iril o l. Xvhat Jesus t~ruuht Mrr 111~c1p1cs nnd wlmt hnu bcrm pnwed on to 1111 Chrtstinno dolm through tile centurlea by rneatls of the Word of God constltutc~ t n l e Cllristlnn fu11. it fs vllal tlmt rve naru become imlt~tura of Gad.et It. Whether you live alone Or are part of B i~niily. January 4 Clothe yoursel~ealnfth tlur nsta peraonaEitg. all notlErl ttent their ifi!uws with Iovr.whether you have attained Chl'l~tlnn maturity m are w o r k l l l ~ COward that goal. and 11oC nT R Wne or president rannot m y fake gods? Tho prl~roiprtl p. .hn Wnrd of Oocl.--Cot.1~11h0t1~1lp inclined. no It!trtlriE of others.hIngs ttmt he hari tnutsllt thorn.hnt Clod IHZ)IPRIIIIIR t h wlrked ~ IU tljr unmikWRY ti~nl. d ? i c t 1nculaltecl r111rlt11: chlld-1Ie6. ha slo!~. It is s time when divine judgment wlll be executed against the wlckari also a tirne of deliverR ~ I C C lor the righteous. 2 3 . I l i n v ~slnricd ngaftlst or n l l ~ i ~ l n n c eto duty. as fine n c&. Thls reqrlire~ rc pcrsonnl effort nn our pnrt kcelling mnrate from this wurIrlla politics nnrl ui~rl#htra~~s ways. Remuse it. Tlle influence true God Jehovah. a better I%I To and mother.-Eph.-Zeph.'#/I 13-18 Monday. when JL'SI~R' dlsclples hprrkc ai l.Creator of man. the c n r n l n ~time period is referred to in the Bible as the "rlny of Jehovah. ~m Immornllty.him lmck? For ono thlnr. Rnlher. ndvoc8tlng thm ta others. Tt would he wrong to umelurlo frown M n t l h ~ wS:45 t.s hlc n home. J E ? ~ I o Y ~ L ~ I ' R w ~ l l . all y m meek one# of tlre earth.volute pnwor of a dictator dren.-Prw. Jannsry & T a b mp dfacipllne and smt aitvrr. What is imltrrting his lovtng q~tniltles.. For us to qualify t o llvn in Jrllovah's n e w spst.har with .hlnlctug Lhnt wo will hnve !os# because of fr~llowln~ l. our wmahip. W . Seek ." It deserres our serio~rs concern. A tlinc or acco11nttng draws nefrr for 1111 mnrlkind. Mnke no mlabke about it. righteousness. mnrig believed ant1 ucq~itred ttrl* " n s s ~ ~ r caxpectatlon" d nnd thin "cvldcnt dcmonatrallol~ of rcaXltie~. r ~ * o nwhen he gtozr. A l l perwnfi then nllve will be cnllcrl ta nccount for the way b t ~ r y hnvc ~ t w d their lives.- Proving Our Fdth ta Be kllve by WorkR. Chlldren usu~lly can he trained to be whnt tholr parents wnnt them to bc. Iorce t h n t motivates you to [lo . 22:G. for wr Must Aerve us urnbfissn(lorn or envoys of 0 4 ' s government. 3.11.r i ~ h ttmlnIlls Son would want to show ing during childhood is a ~rtnloyalty.y.W 1/15 I. 8:10." af the rich cnnnoi. It should h alcLnt. a Frlldnyn dnnnnry l Train 74p u boy uccodlng to the ruay for ?rim. --Jim. prevail. All the gold and silver wag is by "walking 111 lorn. in rnitlng to the doing hec~ruseuf lrngrrfccllnll. Do you manlttqst the new Christlik gersounlity? W 2/15 208 wmM imitata Jehorah Wd in thlsl Thera would be no wlckrd cot~cluct--no steaHw. Faith can aIso Into my Itlthcr and :my to him: volvc fltlelity to one's promises 'Father. 11 : I .Others abould be 1~bb1Lo we that adherenre to C:od'fl Word has mxde you R llctkr man or woman. nctlng in full har. . lm5 As belwed chfidren. thnt true of your home? Witt~out practical evidence of a p i r l t ~ l n l growth in the llves aT l. of the true God. seek Jrhocah.~ o factor r In stinping n chlId"~ mony ~ 5 t hCiod*s ways and Iile. An nss~rred expectation in Jesus' 111URtratlon 'nf ille hnx aomethinl: bucking it up. h rcml C'h~~IRlinll14 more bl~sflcd and i~ tnr rlrl~sr blinu all O L Z ~ ~ PIt S 111 true that we may not 11nvc fig mntly acres of Irtnd ~ 'r ni l l ~ hn1011q. n belter 1111~lbluld and fnther. w i l l hc a time of settlnlg accounts on tht pnrl.fellow humnus.-Prm. A CWlstlnn homo shonld be one where hnppiness. .hrlr:r! who are God's nrrvarlls.Borne suggesl tlial faith rememhcred hi8 fnlllrr.rm of tliln~r:where everyone u~H1 be ImlLatin~ God. urlafctt iltror~ghacelcrate Rmlrledge fs lrefltlf vrade nett rrccnrdlnp to ili' fmcge of tk Oar ~ s l mcreated it. h rfind llldrlcn Irom othem. prodigal Ron 1~1lor:qr~nndcrctl 11 conveys the idea that this hlx Inlinrltnnca by Icnrllnn ri rspectntlon 1s guaranteed.. WdlwdlayT &mary l Bclora there c m upm you the nay of Jehoxah'9 m p e r . One heaveu nntl aRnin~t yo11 * '' who hns inlth in God and in (Luke 15 18) YFS. I# judged largely by Ihc rcsulls it produces in us rind In our daily Ilves. buy it. Our religion. it7 It Is en nccitrnte h o w l Just m e how desllnblc I t ctlge ot Qotl'a Word a d purmould be if everyone on cnrlll pow! W 3 / 1 5 2. W e prove that ~ l v e n11s ia I n r more valuable we me worshlgcra or hlm hg thnn gold and diver. nur preaching meanu very EltClr. and knotcledge rathw f hnn choice ffo1rl. Pllrldnrnrrltlrc eatdent dernonstratiun of t n l prlnrl~lea povernlng conreal!tfcs though not beheld.ht! w111 of Gud nnd the wcltnrt* or their fellownen or nlth loving ahedtence ta God and vnselflsh conccrn f. l~uot!11~1rn1Ivnrc not. S:I. whcqt. If we aro ke~pinr: It clom in m i ~ ~ wo wlll ha seeking Jehovah UIIU xlglikouan~s. 310 1s Ilke n titre decd of things snicl: "1 rvlll vise nnd Jrlllrncp hoped for. Hchrew ChrlsMans. 3:IO.he Is bless- ing Iht: 1. advauccmcnC ~ h o u l d be appnrcul In tlle spirit or dominant.8 old Ire tout not Iatn m:dc from Il. ~ I .a two not X h n d ~ y . PRul. 111 the cnrly d w 8 of Cllrlsllanlt. ns beloved chll.

. Jannsry & T a b mp dfacipllne and smt aitvrr. Does not a son b d to act ~ like his f~ther?So it should All tlic power mcl wmlth of t h l ~u4ckrd system of thlngfi be with us. Remuse it.~ l f tthnt Johovnh God haa cation of love. Tt would he wrong to umelurlo frown M n t l h ~ wS:45 t. S:I. ns beloved chll. . 111 the cnrly d w 8 of Cllrlsllanlt.-Eph. W . d ? i c t 1nculaltecl r111rlt11: chlld-1Ie6. it7 It Is en nccitrnte h o w l Just m e how desllnblc I t ctlge ot Qotl'a Word a d purmould be if everyone on cnrlll pow! W 3 / 1 5 2. mnrig believed ant1 ucq~itred ttrl* " n s s ~ ~ r caxpectatlon" d nnd thin "cvldcnt dcmonatrallol~ of rcaXltie~. l~uot!11~1rn1Ivnrc not.- Proving Our Fdth ta Be kllve by WorkR.ht! w111 of Gud nnd the wcltnrt* or their fellownen or nlth loving ahedtence ta God and vnselflsh conccrn f. ha slo!~. Rnlher. a better I%I To and mother.--Cot. It should h alcLnt. for we rra urscd l ~ l f t . ~ I .. no fl~l~ttna.Borne suggesl tlial faith rememhcred hi8 fnlllrr. clean and well kcpt. WdlwdlayT &mary l Bclora there c m upm you the nay of Jehoxah'9 m p e r . fornotten When we xpwk Of faith eve!r HIOI:K~onc rnk)lt Icnlthwk ot one's belief in pornrlly turn nsldc lo I T T . January 4 Clothe yoursel~ealnfth tlur nsta peraonaEitg.11.. righteousness.y. r ~ * o nwhen he gtozr. Our religion.Others abould be 1~bb1Lo we that adherenre to C:od'fl Word has mxde you R llctkr man or woman. all notlErl ttent their ifi!uws with Iovr. Hchrew ChrlsMans.whether you have attained Chl'l~tlnn maturity m are w o r k l l l ~ COward that goal. w i l l hc a time of settlnlg accounts on tht pnrl.a two not X h n d ~ y . Thls reqrlire~ rc pcrsonnl effort nn our pnrt kcelling mnrate from this wurIrlla politics nnrl ui~rl#htra~~s ways. 2.hnt Clod IHZ)IPRIIIIIR t h wlrked ~ IU tljr unmikWRY ti~nl.s hlc n home. a brttcr son or daughter. 3:IO.selRsh disregmd for t. Faith can aIso Into my Itlthcr and :my to him: volvc fltlelity to one's promises 'Father. Do you manlttqst the new Christlik gersounlity? W 2/15 208 wmM imitata Jehorah Wd in thlsl Thera would be no wlckrd cot~cluct--no steaHw. ~ ~ ad. ndvoc8tlng thm ta others.Janunry 2 tberenil~r eany l o filter. lm5 As belwed chfidren. What bml~pht tl~crswlll be a future posses. 2 3 . I# judged largely by Ihc rcsulls it produces in us rind In our daily Ilves. 11 : I . I . a Frlldnyn dnnnnry l Train 74p u boy uccodlng to the ruay for ?rim. All the gold and silver wag is by "walking 111 lorn. Thi5 for Gcd fa the very pcrmnlfl. A tlinc or acco11nttng draws nefrr for 1111 mnrlkind. One heaveu nntl aRnin~t yo11 * '' who hns inlth in God and in (Luke 15 18) YFS.-Zeph. for wr Must Aerve us urnbfissn(lorn or envoys of 0 4 ' s government. It is s time when divine judgment wlll be executed against the wlckari also a tirne of deliverR ~ I C C lor the righteous. 8:10. we are imitating the cnn~iot ret it. Lnt!on 01 t?Lings h m d for.Creator of man. h rcml C'h~~IRlinll14 more bl~sflcd and i~ tnr rlrl~sr blinu all O L Z ~ ~ PIt S 111 true that we may not 11nvc fig mntly acres of Irtnd ~ 'r ni l l ~ hn1011q. urlafctt iltror~ghacelcrate Rmlrledge fs lrefltlf vrade nett rrccnrdlnp to ili' fmcge of tk Oar ~ s l mcreated it. nctlng in full har. n belter 1111~lbluld and fnther. the c n r n l n ~time period is referred to in the Bible as the "rlny of Jehovah. and knotcledge rathw f hnn choice ffo1rl.r i ~ h ttmlnIlls Son would want to show ing during childhood is a ~rtnloyalty. W e prove that ~ l v e n11s ia I n r more valuable we me worshlgcra or hlm hg thnn gold and diver.he Is bless- ing Iht: 1. ~ ' I I I P P than quarreling and shoullnr!. I l i n v ~slnricd ngaftlst or n l l ~ i ~ l n n c eto duty.et It. and 11oC nT R Wne or president rannot m y fake gods? Tho prl~roiprtl p. thnt true of your home? Witt~out practical evidence of a p i r l t ~ l n l growth in the llves aT l.The ahas above. Pllrldnrnrrltlrc eatdent dernonstratiun of t n l prlnrl~lea povernlng conreal!tfcs though not beheld. h rfind llldrlcn Irom othem. nur preaching meanu very EltClr. mnkcz thl8 polnt.volute pnwor of a dictator dren. Mnke no mlabke about it. Chlldren usu~lly can he trained to be whnt tholr parents wnnt them to bc. 3. as fine n c&." af the rich cnnnoi.rm of tliln~r:where everyone u~H1 be ImlLatin~ God. If we aro ke~pinr: It clom in m i ~ ~ wo wlll ha seeking Jehovah UIIU xlglikouan~s. buy it.-Prm.1~11h0t1~1lp inclined. An nss~rred expectation in Jesus' 111URtratlon 'nf ille hnx aomethinl: bucking it up. A l l perwnfi then nllve will be cnllcrl ta nccount for the way b t ~ r y hnvc ~ t w d their lives.~ o factor r In stinping n chlId"~ mony ~ 5 t hCiod*s ways and Iile. . ." It deserres our serio~rs concern. 2 2:WB. advauccmcnC ~ h o u l d be appnrcul In tlle spirit or dominant. of the true God. whcqt. in rnitlng to the doing hec~ruseuf lrngrrfccllnll.'#/I 13-18 Monday. Xvhat Jesus t~ruuht Mrr 111~c1p1cs nnd wlmt hnu bcrm pnwed on to 1111 Chrtstinno dolm through tile centurlea by rneatls of the Word of God constltutc~ t n l e Cllristlnn fu11. J E ? ~ I o Y ~ L ~ I ' R w ~ l l .hlnlctug Lhnt wo will hnve !os# because of fr~llowln~ l.8 old Ire tout not Iatn m:dc from Il. y e t Sunday. prodigal Ron 1~1lor:qr~nndcrctl 11 conveys the idea that this hlx Inlinrltnnca by Icnrllnn ri rspectntlon 1s guaranteed. Tlle influence true God Jehovah. But how can rvc cnnnot ~ c tllla show that. or n. 310 1s Ilke n titre decd of things snicl: "1 rvlll vise nnd Jrlllrncp hoped for. pence and lovc. it fs vllal tlmt rve naru become imlt~tura of Gad. In hla Wortl. described his t h o u r h t Is Incori?or~~lrd Inlth. W 2 / l '5 ' Satmilay. go #I Chrlvtlnnff l l n v ~ a plft that Gml llna rtxrrucd rw hls peowalking in low. What is imltrrting his lovtng q~tniltles.-Prw.hIngs ttmt he hari tnutsllt thorn.fellow humnus. Seek . W F rdlrlul~l nrvm let nnyona nilul~nrlu ! ~iril o l. Rcseal-cIicrs 111 cF~ilrl tleve10~1men t b R V e learn~dthu l mcmt d of a cblld's pc~sonallly hna been estnMlul~ci1 Ilclnm ho enter8 school n11d tlmt mch personellty trikl(. when JL'SI~R' dlsclples hprrkc ai l. 22:G. prevail. Tho Falth fa the assured mpec. our wmahip. no It!trtlriE of others. all y m meek one# of tlre earth.hn Wnrd of Oocl.W 1/15 I."W 1 / I 1 . ~m Immornllty.hrlr:r! who are God's nrrvarlls. Iorce t h n t motivates you to [lo . For us to qualify t o llvn in Jrllovah's n e w spst. Whether you live alone Or are part of B i~niily. lor thnZ 1s thr example RPL 1)3 CfMI.him lmck? For ono thlnr. A CWlstlnn homo shonld be one where hnppiness. --Jim. seek Jrhocah.har with . t h ~ t debaitcllcd life. PRul.

He Is not terrifled nt tZin thou~btnI being thirty ychr.lesLls Christ. By doing 60 ydtt rcvcnl thnE you have tbe risht klnd of heart.R c16:14. Bometjnles it la ncc?Mary lo Impress upon even . Ctocl nnrl lor hls I~llowmnn.sl ~ n y l n gwhnt bo done. that 1:. ntlt R Chrl~tlnn must dram tllIYersnt conclusions than do thr! yout11n of the world. Bnve y o u accellEerl thc good news? Are YOU obedient tO ~ t ? Do yoti desire to tcll it t3 others? It In ncccwary for you to proclaim the g o d n e w in order to bn obcdlsnt to it.-I Cor. II ho dncs not have lovo fol. 4 Wdno~cfnf. ~. - -Prm. "llcshTy. 1." Tho warm spirit at unt:clllah and lov111 drrollon slioulrl be conveyex not "lily 111 what we say.plrltunl~tr~n''? It means to thlnlc llke God. \Y d t l l* 3 . TV 4/15 3. 11uninnltnrlnn. it is helpful to undcrstnnd the oppasite term. The grinclplr: of communi&. ? ~ u l w e p r o r l n i t n t n ~ the pord of Inlth " JVhnt wna that aith based en7 Theye were .New E t ~ g l l ~ h Blblc. a:~. l'lloro in IIU ncull-nl 11aaltiot1.the Kenera1 attitude ILHIImnnner of cnmmunication should Iw by wny of inviting cooperation. ( 1 Tkm. On tho other hand. m helpbig wrmsone wlth a nmhlem. -1 the^$. 11)::). it. rather thnn )ri. does not mcnllon will1 meril those deRcrlbacl trfi "fleshly. When we see who it Is tbnt are on the move toward EmMng~don.and they go jorth to tkt. Thom two thlnuc nrrj Sosus' lai'lt~hip~ i i d1'c. He knows tlsnt mnny persons have "ntnlrlred IhemWlvea alJ over u~ltll lnnnp pslns" by loving rnnncy R I l r l the things it !rill btty. worEc1ly Vlorv[lr~ltlt. This thinking ~ b H l t y comra to those m-110 1IHt~t1 to God's spokesmen. became yojs becanse helmed t o 11s. r ! ~ o s e thoughts dm elevated c3ox. not only the t ~ o dtrswa aJ G o d . tho present political riller~ are by no means in frivol* of a ~~eaccful change. pnrlloUlrarIy .A ua na ant1 tnckle thlfi 'pmblcm to~cthnr. Ro will havo inlth In Jesus Christ a s Lord Rntt ns Win one through wlmm Ood TvIII cnrry OI3t nII tEls g t ~ n c lpromlfirs. rue tcere ~ae?lp l e ~ g e d to $7nptarl to rou. more IF-port:~nLlp. then y o r h l o i d f i ~ dtalvtztion. bar Jchocah Is ncaklnrr a% cstirnatc ol Ireart'te.-4oim l:lt?." as used by Paul.hose who rlnil~i to he dcdl:nted ta Oorl tlie al~nlflcnnee ~f tlieac iundninental trv!ha. 15 S ~ t u r b y . contrnst to worldly ouths the GhrfstIsn youth has thb hope of living forever In Ood'a 11ew order 01 r~ght n o t ~ s n w . essfon.cdlence to l l l c ROO^ new0 1'@n1111In snlThe work vatlon. the war must be !ou::t~t. January O I t on j t o ~ il~i p 8 fa t l ~ acor. The wort1 is nenr you: it is upnu your llps and I n your benrt. to gatlrw rlrcrn twvcthcr' to the war 01 ihr: Urclrt dog oj God thc A h ~ ~ i ( r V ~ i y . God hlmnall rnlxcd dcnus from the dcnd. Conscquently. Ti\ouP11 plders have a spaclat resnanslbf~ty.carrying with it R certalt~ degree of n~rliiorlky. According to the nhuve.?wrlreletionahip I m d l n ~to ROW! commtmlcntlo~rin bolh word and deed the npostIc Pnul gives In thc sllove! W 5 / 1 5 0 mUbE Sunday. Thoy Insist 011 making ft necm n l . but as t o fleshly m m . or rqny ot11cr cli~rrnrtcrl~tlc. Rlellt ractlon is nrcessary before thn1 WRY breaks out 111 ordm lo finrl ourarlves on the vlctororlous aldc n t RmM~gedon. rathm than giv- ing d m . Accelll~rtice rli nrld u1. rcjecClon nlld diso'mdlence meon destl'uctlon. For a n d knows the heart8 al mnn. hs cnn mu the hypccrisy of bile rnatcrlnllhtlo way Of Ufe tllxt the ntlulta of this wo~ld tlrlve rrented lor themselves. 'the one who 11n~explained Jehovl~h. mo~vlctlgr~ u l Uocl 1~t1dknowl:dm 1)1 what ho IinB done.rr.5 olrl l Why shortld. 6-10) IEe abhors vlnlence.rve can discern what t i l o Irrque Is. Only by our being wholehcortctlly on Cod'e side cnn wc hope to nufvtve to sro the c l ~ n n ~ ctho ? enttll needs. ntfd he shows it by ut~aellhhlycloln~good t o 0thera. w 811 1-ah . 'Jesrra f~ Lord'.wrrectlon. POT example.y wEllch mnnklrld 1~ jud~cd. l.Ion nppllc:.Yannsrgr XI Hrrulng o tmdm aflediole fw voir.. J a n u q 18 Ever71 wcsv of a man fa 11 right In his m u f r cltea. an$ la VOUT hear1 tlrc j n i t l ~ that Gorl iziserl )link ram the (?cad. cvon lbvtng hls enemlea. the sptrft which ts Iron1 God." a 1 Cor.' 111 the apostlee of Jesus L'hrlat we lir~vc sn excellrnt rxnmpla of lmrv one mn brcornc triily ~plrltt1n1. fYIl~ta fine cxa!ri]llc or r i f. . 2:1Z. ith f a d . And behind rulers arc mallcions forces supa:rlor 20 mnn. 9:81 But.911~11 thinking 1s tllnl l~lr In~porfccl. t h e apivit of t b ~ r r l d but . . hnvc n ilne >ar~onnllty. emresalons inspired b2. January 7 I ~ws not able lo speak 20 you as to ap[rit?~nlmen. Fleshly men jurlge "by I~rlrnsnstandards. n pcrsnn may bc v~i-g sellglous. T h e Bible e enks very faw n o i~ t i o~x who are cnllrcl "splritu~1" persons. Why? Ucenuscr I E in the touchatone I." To ap~ l ~ c r l n tivhal e ~t means to be a spll.no very rltflnlte t l l l n ~ sLtmt I?aul ht~d Irl ~ n h d .Tuas8sy. to be gencroail. 21 : Z .hlkL I:r what 1111s snturaterl thin Wholo :.gsktn. -Ron!. of proelaiming the Ifooul ncm ol Eho Kingdom In onn ol tho !uost lmportnrit workn that has ever hecn donrh on rrrrth. W 1/1 8 we r t e e 1 ~ 8 not . Wo cngerly look for~varrl to tlic change ror all the inhabited enrlh t h a t will follow ttmt lulitorsal wnr. tu hnvc ell cnrlhIy. not only to the mntltal rtlntionship but a h to rclstlo~rships between elders nnrl otf~cra in the conlgregatloes. ntlcl not by srlflsh gmtiflcnCton of h l own ~ sennunl nppetiLcs. 2:s. hforeover." IP thc "word" rcolly rcts down into n person's heart 110 wll1 bcllevo. but also ottr o ~ a nsolrla. What does behg "fleshIY" menti? X C means to hn tlornluntct2 hy the flesh.o hnvr? ~ t t c h fnlltl wa must iuvc ktio!vlcdRc -llret of all. lie Is nollling. hc be7 llc llnx the hone of nn eternity of tlmo nhcnd of him. mch as mny bc cncrninteresl when wltnesstna In ccrtnln tcrrltwles.nnd so muvt wwn 1. krngs of the eatwe itcttabitrd enpth. dcnlons and perfrrri~r s ! n i ~ a .-I cur. W he nlreys Ilia c r m t o r now and contitlucx to cio so. bul by our tone of eolco und coz~rhcat nclJ011.000 yonrs Inter. whnt does !t mean to bc '?:. as to babm in chri.foIIen men. Hc mny nppenr to hnvr! a Rnc personnl!ty.e those o l ninn. But h ~ srenctfon tn tho K C I O ~n e w revert!# whether hc ts rcally n friend of Clod. A Ghrlstlall must. but rcrrrkrdlc~sor tjlni.26-57 Tllursdny.htuaI person. So f(1r Chriirtl~lyouths there wlll be n grand tor no^row it Lhgr Wold the spirit of ti111u~wlrl and ita generation RRPE W 511 14. I t la i n r better to sny: "1.y for the "wnr of the reat dap of OM" ta k fought &tliese the flnlsh. In ordw . T h e "wortl" or rneamge that "Jesus 18 Lord" ia belng prottalrned to nll the rintlons. Jlrnnery 8 Thrv me.

~ f to . Pet. All who persist in disobedipnce or who later renounce Jehovah God and Jesus ChrIst as their Owners lose out on the benefits of the ransom. thouph his father really could be wih him. so Chrlstlans riaht down t o this day make confession with their lip8 that Jesus is Lord.." (2 Thess. 8 Friday. But why hns Cfod been kind and loving even. January 14 All of you gird yourselves with . Jehovah God. Ba he certainly enwuraged his disefples to be lowly of mind.U wsnt to act In harmony with the fact thnt a ranso!n or redemptive pricc hns been paid on their behalf. pointing out that if they ac- Wea3naSttay. not only do we And lowIIness of mind a denlrable quality. the Son of God. 10:26. slrnshine and rah. meek. 2:5. But what a fine thing it Is when the Christian bther shoulders hls raponsibiHties: taking the lead in farnfly Rlble study. January 18 I f you public2~ declare that Jesus is Lord. m b e ~tclear that "God made hun both Lord and Chrmt. 3:9. When Jesus U e d : "Who do you say I am?" they could answer wfbh conviction that he was the Messiah.[ w k 0 : 3 3 3 7 > Then he went on to show that there was no room for a man to be high-minded. While all we invited to gain that approved standhg. the boy must look to someone else. Bickness. will not believe lles trhout. . be a fatherless boy? 'r'hls could be b e e . even making provision for them to be freed from sin and deatli at great cost to himself. . And if he @ems a littte slow to us. . the qualities of humility and lowliness of mind are quaties that aU Christians are encouraged to develop. became God gff~asesthe haughtg ones.-Ps. In fact. not o. 6. (1 John 213.Mondsjr. 6:16. 'lb SatnrdayI January 18 The jorna of worship that ZP clean ad nsndefled is t o Zook after orphans and widoms in their trlbulatlon. that is.-2 Pet. Jamasp 18 . or Ood and Christ w ~ t h ill* tn view? -1 Tfm. .. then he h fatherless In that area of h!s life. Januarg 17 not hoping fop anptxng back. do you reflect God's attitude toward hurnrtnldud? W 2/15 1. 10 . poa obey e i f l m of sin mzth deafla tle view OP of obe&&nce wzth rfghteollsness in v k w ." (Acts 2:36) As they did. W 1 / 1 7. On one occasion Jesus h e w that Ma disciples had been arguing among themselves as to who was greater. . knowledge of fjh. Whom do I want to serve voluntarily-4n wfth dcalh In view. and your mward will be great.tlon. for yo= will certainly not leave tlmse looking for uou. this ia more than an oral expression. mld he rewards it Mth thdeserved kindness. W 7/1 1 The disciples that walked with J w s C b r b t nineteen centuries ago had a mmvelous opportunity ta acquire strong faith hecause they really walked with the Son of and minister of 811. but m does Yehovnh. . modest. providing recreation. A n occurate knowledgo of G o d is also characterizcd by complete confidence h I l h . 1:8) One's actions reveal how well one h o w God. Years later. 11 we w e true Christians. and God feels the same today about those who reject. You are slaves of him . because h e I s kin8 tozuarcl the anthankful. makm himself available for consultation when problem arlse. Web. Zanuary 15 Thuse knowing now name &El trwt in poa. They do not want to acknomlecl~ethat they have been bought and that Jehovah God and Jesus Cllrist are their rightful Owners or Masters. And we must believe something else too. old nge and death. In fact. 4.. The same is true In other ways. thrs Seslls whom you impaled.. We ~vF11 demonstrate our subrnrgsion to Chrlst as Lord by doing the mll of Jesus' Fnther. . and e m cise jnith in pour heart that G o d raised hfm xp frOm the &a& yofr will be save& cepted chllqke persona on the bmis of Ius name it would be the same as accepting him as well as hts Father. 4) For one to M o w Jehovah Gocl means to be obedient to his will. J a s . receive any t r d n h g at n l l in the Christian field service. s f a boy finds he needs to go alone to Christian meetings.The time is near when he brings vengeance upon those who do n o t know God. 5:5. bwZiness of min# Dut he @ves ~malescruedkiadnes3 t o the humble oms.. They know there is a good reason ror all that he does even if :hey rto not understam8 It p. deserving of full obedience. h e you widening out In expressing love for fellow humans? Are you making progress in being complete in your love? Thig involves more than bein$ klnd and generous to people who are favorably incllned toward you. W 7/15 8-6 . they will not impute bad motlves to him. surely there s a good exphs. . and yna 40 g o d ..t :he time. (John 3:16) In your relationship with others. God. 27) So the question before all humans is. he has gone far beyond allowing them the necmsitles of life. 8s the psalmist David seid. a i l 2 be sons of the Most High. 9:IU. The nation of Isrnel was rejected on account of their lack of knowledge.. They benefit from the ayclee that he has put h t ~ ~ operation h make life on earth possible. 1:27. his eharacteristfcs and reputation. Those wlio lulow Jehwnh's name. nnd he told -1 them: "If m k to be fir& he must be Inat oi all mumday.-Lwke 6:3$. 10:9. Lf he does or says something they do not readilv unnderstand. and personally giving training in wring for respansibilities around the home xo as to lay a good foundation for shouldering respondbllftiea Inter !n We! W 2 / 1 9. then the boy is fatherless on at least that occasion. Consider how Jehovah God has been klnd to th0 unthankful and wlcked.W h y not? It is only those with an approved slandlng before the Creator who gain the full beneflflls of the ransom provision -permanent release from sin. 3 . One way to i d e n w true Christians today is to note their care for bereaved onea.. 0 Jehovah. . We prefer to msodate with persons who are humble. -ROrn. howevw. and t-hat Is that God raised Jesus from the dead. in a sense. Though the redemptive prfce m s paia for &I. not all wlll fully receive its benest~. -Ram. their heavenly Fnther. Peter munseled in the same manner. Peter on the day of ~entecost. Thus. T h e y heard llim speak while he was here upon the earth as a human creature and after his resurrection too. W 6/15 7-9 Tuesday. unassuming.to those hnvlng no ap= predation for his gifts? He hes done this to pive them opportudty to change. Is it possible for n boy today to have a father and still. He does not deprlve them of the things vital to their existence-air.

Howcver. 5:11. All of Jc.-Jolt71 I?:$. T3espite the unappreclntlve attltuck 01 mast of thelr clefloendants. and b# m71 dcods I u>lit cculo~lcnZrylhlos of thls earth wove to pozl m y l a i l k . All his mangemrnts nre for the good of tho= lovillg rl~hteousness:they nevcs have a hximful purpose. the npostle Paul Inatxuctrd aa above. en~ o it1 ~ cfierlous wrongdoing and who Inil io show a g e m lncly repentant attitude. I : ? @ . among ttin nrrnngements found kr God's W O I ~is ttmt of dtsIe:lowshiplng. nuts yntt. mind.. sonys of b!&. T h ~ r enra WB~. Qod allowed tho drst hliman pnir to couthuo living and t o procreak. lllenhnlrb l n ~llfc? Men r.m from crcnllon tlrnt thcSE31i.W h n l God and ChrlsL hnve dono Ior rnnnklnd testlfleFi to heir dwth of Concern and boundless love."that Is. Is ~ w nil t appreciative person n~otlvntrd cllrRt@ knowlc~l~ccof . n prnductlve fsith.h our hnpplnesa. a mrcilul God. faith Chat ts real nnd rift of )cnoivlcdge!-Mnl..P rlrrt3t. 11s Is also R God of righteousncsn: 118 does nut condone wrotlgdoing. nnd their tnkln fn knotuledge of an a b u n d ~ n c eof irults. visible creation c811 tell rood works that Rive evidence ufi thlngs thnt r m nld us l o or tho spklt's fruitage. W i / i imitate God.not n dcnd one? James ia stack to our redly ktlowinp: bhowlii~lhat works or nctivand imitating him.11) He couirl hnvc c x e c l ~ l r d the denth srnkncr? upon d l a obedlent Adnm Rnd Evr l~foi-e they bpcame parmh. t o maintt~lnIts purity nnd to protect LA members. danrrary ItO De not let ywrr adornment be Shut of the exterxul braidifag ot the harr and of t h e puttitrg oa oj pold ornaments or the wearing of outer garments. plvlnp gm rnlns I r m h a u m and frttttjrl? seasons. Christ.'YI TTlm.. 18 v!ay God has clothed the earth with such beauty. thus imitating h l ~henuerlri 111~31Iyeste~rn knowledge at Father? W 3 / 1 19.-l Pet. remov1t1~ or expcl:ing from the con~rugatlonrersons who.TcllOVlih to imitate Chat exarnlllc? Four O a l nnd 111s H11i-41 Cnn any instance. Clod Is the O n e to whom wb nrc Intlrhtc~l fnr life. Genuine love. 4 a-v g .' (Rrv. not an iinsurmountnblo ob. when najaith pox speak oj I8 tlnnollatlc nllrZ rnclel bnrriers thozgh not accompnnicd bt! wlH he dl~solvcdnnd when the deeds.u llrove H hy works. T h e ~ n strcnnth d rhnt his inlth b fact tbat God IR invlslble ia n live fnlG11. rnult~cotorcd ThL means ewrluating ti*. kcnrtse tltcy are perceived by t?le things que~tton i e foreacl on a per- m n ' ~mind: Can s Chrbtian prove hln ialth with no works n t nil7 Or must R Chriatinn provr: hi8 fi~i!h by dernonmade. for us t o get tn h o w ~ n r l not only worlrs of prenchlng imitate hlm. bowcvcr no disharmony among the& dlvins qualities. and of ernd other f d s . W 6 / 1 5 10. b r l n ~ n I)anf:r nf ~nlncl. 'XneIr llciiq put out is for the good of the cangregotian.of rnInd.Sunday. 24 gorpmus sru~~sets. ~ l l bc l 111 proprnr hnlnnce tlhuly 2 :I&.r crcnCcd.-l Cor. requlres a iolding to. such a lptlvcnlng influence as tllc wrongdoers represent. 2:9) T h e emphasis. 4. Whnt P e w here says doeti not Inearl that wives should give no ntterdlon l o their outward nppcarnnce-not at all. For thls reawn. as Paul bhown. FIIing pour h a r t s lo thc In11 with joud orlrf pond ~hezr. thnt h. azd becatlm o t his rvlll they cx!st nnd rve1. the on$ trxe C o d . nnd ~ t l111~lstin&on. n'C one ri~lrorn pat1 srnl forth. unrl soan. lnvnllfd the~nsclves of God's Ratha. Nonc of us would lhrn l l a v ~lwcn lmrn. Hc crtnted nll t!~lnas. Consider tho 17. January 19 Quit mixltr in m p a n y laWL aavons calf& Q brother that i s cs lornicator or a greedy psrxdn oradsmkord.m g e d dress. from cunlnnlination through . rlf:htcoi1811rsa.. -Act$ 1 4 :I?.-Rorn. I ~ t tIct it be the secret person 01 t h heart ~ $11 tha lncomtptfbte anparel of the quiet and ntild spirit.' To whfch cnlilinc. w h ~ nman I reply: '-me t o me thnt thfrr will llve In security. d n n ~ ~ n r22 y [Goti l d m not [cnvc hlrmlt rnfthout witness i r ~that Ire did g m d . hc dld nat wlthhold from humenkind hts generoun proMOns l o r sustnlnln!r Ille. Thus. motvtl 1. Clesr19. January %a Hia Invtaible qualitte~ are chear@ seen from the mrtd'a ereatton onward. If we ~IRVQ Inilh we will can serve as a mmvcloun nld ho ~ b l eI. Jehavnh is a God of love. abe. in fnct. should not :\ pnrcnl ninomlt of Rcculnr cdr~cetlon hc moved by ood'a R X I L ~ I ~ Ilo~ P ~ n l nrot' HB ownor ~!~erlnstprovide what is gocd. soul must get Lo know M m . can 1ep. . srtrntlng t o o211crs throtlgh the ICn order to Imitate QOd wsl uso ni his Ilcart. Is being contrasted with I V 3 / 1 5 3.t much effort and upbuild~ngior Lhc hrncllt tn flnd recioua natt~rsl reand hnpphess of his I~jrnll hould we not more ROUPCCB. rcaaon fw m to want to 1)c slaves ot God and. Hnvs you as n wile rnstie propess Ln this ~ t d FN) ? yo11 flntl that yokt nrc not RA ~ n t i ~ P r l by the labst fnds ~uiA aiy1cbn as you oncr scro? Are you more incllned lo choosc what is rnodesl? Hrtve gnu mnrIo advn~iccmeriC I16 bertutityi111: yourself hy d i ~ p l n v 1 1 1 ~thtl '"ulet and mild ~pirll. nnd ten chit^^.y rncrclluI cons!dcmtlon for thelr rlnborn offspring. 20 ~ r i r l ? Just think whnt I t mc:rna for u s t o know fw a !rhmt?ays January 29 ccrtnlnty thnt we cnn live fmBut someme may labject: ever sight hpra on earth under Rere i s one muha claims to pnradlsc conditions! To know hone faith and another who thnt I h e tlme dcfllrltelp is points to his deeds. W 8 / l 1-3 M a m y . wit11 modesty and mrmdness . Tlla paint who do not hnva thls nccmata he discusses is not whether knowIed~onl Etodl (Luke 21: works in hnrmony wkth the 20) I n contrnet. ' 4 n q . howwsr ahould ba on the quslltles of the heart and the outwnrd attire nnd proomlrlp should rcIlPct tho Fine qunUty of tnodenty. They nra nnliko the cruel mashrrs of tho pnst who cared llCtle nbout tho T~BIY is !good welfare or their ~ l n v c n . loved by God. God is a wonderhl Pravltlrr To llva iorcver-wlmt R benwho is genuinely roncsrnrd efit from pr~aarsslng thla acwit. though clmrnlilg t o l x ChrlsMsns. How James here s p e e k ~ Zo an rtnllks t h ~p~npleat o m day imnglnnry peraal. hut also other Yes. New EnfiUnYi RIbla. There is. 3:3.Ily IR proof of one's I ~ l t h . dlspl~yinsn domlnnnt feeling of cnlmnoaa and ovrn t m ~ p ~ r a l t h ~ u ~unfnvomhlr h Clrcunls h n c e ~mlky arise? I V 2 / 1 5 23n TneRrloy. hwah's creations around rla Yen. Woman are admonished in the Gcrlptiues to "adorn themaelvcs In w e l l . 1E Wedmsday. i:ot e0kn fatinu ciEh srrctt a nran. flowrs. 1.penrl much l i r m aud cxc1. 3 :18. how calm nnd Masale law lead to anlvatlon confl(l6nt nrs thoae who hnrw or faith in Jpeus Chrlst dw3.

16 7.Do g o r l remind your son of I ~ O R S caused tllem to look far i. h l Airectiveu ~ 4 e r . XI a'c have intth rr-a It I8 cvcn possibla thkt some should demonstrate it.-4a.Illp t. for us. wns in n core%. I c m RY rrcngnizc thmc rrnlurnl lms tha &fessi~lt.p I hralw Ibsard from 7 r q FaIlrcr 1 bn?)e mads k f l o ~ u n lo yolr. Periudlo Lune-ups in the flesh. I shall not stay rarfntful rlltlon. A3 porn dcett* n corpsr. Eiow? membe~aof a family mny re. Havlnc tnken this It to go nbout their daily Rt. bul. b e l l ~ 2 4 6 ~at1 the thmg.¶ permn fvlto Is perhapa cl~sby his bmrly becomc n loser in thls cnse? Na. On[?]take 'y~uttltrg oRQEho prcscnce of note of yow en'or. That ia inp: through the prophet Jerwhat a diacipIa of Christ does.l~oac things n$ ho rvrwks? wong things. needs to ix done in tho nnnt relntio?lahip with dell* service of Qad. p l u ~ o r e dand mant~fnctaredin The Jewlsh oll:r(yy were lirrrlnany with lnwtl tabproud and tnahi~:listlc. l h o u ~ h offerod freedom. dedlcnterl to God and hnptiwrl T h o @!Itof accrlrntc h o w l . tion. bscaaaa 4 slave does 7mt know what l ~ l sm&er doca.9 to kecp Gml In mind dot1 the wrong carimt! Lhat tl~roughoutthe dny no matter hod lei! to their d~snzrtrr. alehovalr took atronr: amday. Ef 1 / 1 5 n!:ldo and of g r w dl~olledic ~ ~ c oIDnn.R I I ~w110 make the full clnlnr edlfo of Gad ~ n dhis purpowa t o ho C h ~ I ~ t l n witncnarcs n of ir: not auloniatlcally prlssed on Jehovnl~. 14.--John 15:15. could thnt might contribtitc toward in time cerrlsc one to become tlldr being restnrrrl t o h k like those Jrvlln described at No. he would sny 5hnt trualorl nncl respsctcrl. S. but nu frlendu. We wlll In11 to eet t o know him. 30.ll nrltl shying that tl~eirreril ~>t>aitlon nosc trf t t l R person. 3:1%. do rsEE bh!nga for God's of their land into oltlla. a t nll the pmrcill mu= us not t n rm ckarIp plm on earth. Chrlatlnn~.. T!lep werr tlis:rpMnted a r i r y because of OotE'% la\rs.nrs s n i ~ l : "Indeed. Rv this Jes~ru WIIA not it closr to thc mout. Instend. however. n of 111s ow11 1101i$nhold.dren ta do that? Is0 you md Satorday.l>nt wc! havc entered inlu It.o galnlng the rllvfno gifl of k~iowlcd~e iitseli. "'rho love the Christ hns cnmp14h UW. We today musk IV >/I 13. . in nur nilr~rl nnd heart to ftme indefindtc. cllcctively. he rnennl tllnt he wouid tjc nble to ace It on the glnss.~. porlr~l-n12ngrvonnn(l ncljustment~. persons who nm -fiJmk 10:29. It 1s cxtrcvntzly dangerMan&y. dnnnsrg 2% nrtlon witinst them. 60 JRlnps uses Itic SllUsErntion of a boriy.lictlc . Y a n n a r g 26 son ocoasianally wark You are not in darkness. 5:8. Jehovith this attitude Lt wns lmpoasihle Chd. exhorting then1 t o abanu. of brerllh.Do return. I~nmFyR9 fesslnl: but having no No one has left ?so!ue as ~vorlrs Is. n6 h d l c z t d Pd~y Zhc no hrcntll Irtt In n borly ho s holt! woscls of Jesus recottlrd b y moulrl tnke t i ~ l n ni~rl John. ono e.l'OllK action ~1:alnst t h ~ m . ?1:2-Gi T i a t Ls Llu Iirnrtfelt rraponse of those alw npjw'?o\nbF whnt a o d nrld Christ hnve (lone on fhslr hohnli.Trhom. The Iarraelthe "day of Jehovah" to come. he Matthew 21:37-39.IIn 18 endeavnrlt~~: to from genarntion to genrthntlon. throw the ahc~lo notlond Aow a s y many p e r m s find slnlcture. i b s frequently proved unfnlth\Vs wit1 be ofl hnlnnm so thst flrl to him nnd tventclnlly we may be ca11~11t unawares rcltahad the state ol lurlllng whan tllat day arrives." The re1ationr. lor it is t11e fiery day of . 1uh1 lcnting derful cures. the car hnd i n bc en--I Thesr. nut I have calied poi4 trlenrls. We will not vnh and to it only were ~ t v e n cver 'be ready' far or wnntiug his Word and law. 0 r~ncpctdeIsrael. (Matt.to [lo nngthin~: rvlintsoever splf to do thla.11iith W h e n itllth I8 (11hobhers or tistere or' ~rtathsr vorcecl flnnl deeds and thci'o or jnthm w ch'ldrcn a? firlrla is no work bncking h~t for mu sake and for the $aka faith. m. A dtowap attitude Imml alone.-l Colh.$.snywhat w e are doltla. lotiger wEl you slave#. t h o u ~ h of the enmo fnmlly. One thl11~ gct a hundredfold taofo wo ahould keep in mirid ante in the comitag sgeiak ' that is thnt dnrnrs is ndrlre&~luff a/ tl~Engpmei-tastmn Hje." ( 2 COP. the northern trlk!: end tlir-11 Lha snull~ern Irlbrs out drinking or dnfnfl angthlng else. 80 your togather on the fnlnlly car? tlbat that dag ahauid ouertakc Whrit relationshtp tloes such yuu as ft would th:?cs. rnnatrrs? (Ex.lonwlth thesc ~ p l r itual vrlntlvcs far outrvrlckq any lo!. Those without the g i f t of accurate lcnowlecljie may evon becoma o i r enerdes. W X/1 30.Vhen there I s no breath In it.10:31. thc cornpolllllr: ~ D ~ CInB 'The love thr C h r M bas. was nny I~r'cnill irl but. Ilnnlly nllowlnp Babylon t o averg&rg~. but wiirrn rlrtd 1 M from Gal an& otliera m y not. routine and IGUVA Qod out of dlrl dchovah thrrcnftcr reftrse their thoufshts? Allr~rving onc. no1 Ifn impersonnl one. Xn [nlnym ponr by. then one's nlthupIs tI?ko 01 I h p pood news r i ' b tulll not a lifaleh~ corpse. Do we feel =e certnln men of nnclcnt tlmes who. W 6/15 the prlhtionwns dcad. thnt I6 I11c way a per6an proWdnsa@ay. 10 :34-37) Dm. God compels or that Christ compels us to tnlce up Inlthiul serrlce to them. .Dy our conduat mld by prcschcelvo of thU personnl ulft ing and tenchlng. IP thrro body wnR no longer thnt af :~lnvcs. so ju4th rlfoorccd fs IllrlcRa ns Ncrv Endish Blblr. vol111rtnrlIy chose to continue In slnvpry t o t11clr kind Hebrep. It Iltere m s no s l ~ n Irc WRJ not trentin~them ns nipre nlnves. 9:l-ID) nrcnuse 7-9 n l thla. 31 2:ZG.Jannarg SO the b a d ~ Is dead whm tltwe 13 ?la breath Zejt in ft. With Hlillccl by the Creator. W 8 / 1 b-7 A r c you tenchlng g a r chil- . rnther. cnstiag Whether yo14 arc eating or flrsl. if ri l1wRon mnterl Lo B sure C l ~ c ~wna o clnsc.ab 11 a~nfnst Jthobah mrrr God wc do we wlll rnjl t o discern that urn nave transf~ressed.Thot1~11ChrLqt I f yort nra to keep It nl~erallng wus right thcrc t~ffore them. . jor n c ~ i v i t yhave ~ l t hChc Bible? you we sons o/ lrgkt. Ciod's ' leadlnga. 5:14) Observo that Paul dltl not sup thnt. On the rontrnry. Q M I ~ also ~ n l n~ i~r l C u 1 rclntlvcs a hu111Zr~Cfr0!tl The joy can htive In serviny Jrllwnh in ~6soclnt.illat. 111 J m s beaausr: thclr selfish. 13. R"lJ. t!lelr eyes were alrrl oil changes all arc rlecesbltnd. stir cvrry anc of them to ncns nre physical charnctcrlstlcs. But the fnvor? rllrocted word:: of rrpronf to npostle Paul wlscly encourages Illcm. Jantrnry 27 oun to nllow ok~rfirlvcato In11 irho n s l e a ~ ~ ynprtl. 14 not txcnmr~ mr~lrrl:~llst~c Hkc tlwrn. W 3115 5 Thr~rstlny. It Is with this In mind thot Je. and you munt contlnrie to for them l a ncccpt . n rnnn's enemteR urIII br? p y . . for in additlon Z. at11la11the amva wurds.

22. for real success. T h e manner in which Jehovah commanded the Israelites to care for fatherless boys i r n p r m upon us the good that a g d l y father can accomplish within the family circle. conduct wlth persons of the opposite sex. so it ia bis responsibility to decide what tbe family wlll study. us Jehovah hat1 earlkr Cold them by the prophpt Isaiah. (Luke 5312. and that destruction will come with surprising suddenness. Febmary 6 C b t h e yourselues with tlie neu persolaality. a "desirable vessel. wIll not necestia." suddenly falk from its pedestal.. -1 Tim.-4er.bat Jesus' reuson for assuciating with them wna to cure them? Jesua did exercise mercy. w Z / l 7-9 Wednesday. not on bread alone. not ri~htsollapeople. -Ua. surprising crash to destruction. depending on conditions developing. So. The beat aid to becoming acquninted with God and Imftatlnr him i s his Word. the fatherless boy would feel. l:18. poU mafeetic ones of the m c k because your for slaughtering and for Tjour scatte~ings have been fulfilled. He would not lower himself to walk in their wrong ways and adopt their wrong thoughts. 4:4. I3o these words of Jesus fnd i d that he approved of Anners in mat he was wining to associate with them? Note Jesus' introductory words: "Persons in health do not need a physician. W 2 / 1 13. 24:17. 5:7$ However.1:8) Thus. Instead. imitating his marvelous quality of love. the Law nrovtded remindeis of the nkd for special wncern." Would this not rather suggest t. The expression "fatherloss boy" was even included when Jehovah wa8 . 4 0 2 . cvcn mi he admonished others. W 1/15 21. 55:6-Dl To enjoy sweet fellowship with God a ~ a i n . honesty. one of the mast important nspects of his ministry was to cnre men of theh spiritual illnesses. Do not ke deceived. I t is only by taking In this accurate knowledge that we can truly conform ourselves to the h a g e of Jehovah God. This expression harmonlzex with Jehovah's statement through his prophet J e r e m ~ a h at Jeremiah 3:12. Articles on drug abuse. 4:16. 13. The end of false rdfgion is not going to come by Ib simply folding up due to lack Of BUDport.describing the degree of f a ~ t h fulness of the cnltre nation of Lsmel.rllv help us to Imitate God. a sharing of spiritual good things together as among friends? To the contrary. to "listen intently1* to God. 24. it operated in the same compassfonale manner as toward those who were physicalb ill.Friday. Jehovah showed loving . A household wlth no father was trzglc jn many ways. Thus they . Ee could protect them aghinst those who might s h 1 . in order to imitate God.--Eaek. but the ailing do. (Isa. b u d sinners. so as t o be moliwted to do all that God desires us to do. We is in the best position to know what the famly needs.would heed his warning to come and let us set matters 8traight between us. I t is this that Faul showed could change our life O ~0nf0nI-ita God's example. enahling them to h accepted by God because of their changed way of life. --- Saturday. W 811 8. might be appropriate. Just as be decides what the family will have with respect to rn~terlalthings. and cry out! And wallow aBwt. (Isa. 13. waa Jehovah having spiritual fellowship with them. O house 01 Igrael? For 1 do not taka any delight in the death of someone dMng. companionship and love. 9:12. Regularity in this is as i t p portant as is regularity m eating and drlnwng. and not sacrifice. 25:34. The material to be studied ahould be selected by the family bead. There is no mistakinff Jehovah's remgnition of the void that errlsted in such a bereaved household. a w - cfntions. 9 Monday. We need to Eet accurate lmowledge of md's will and purposes. and yo76 must fall like a dRperablc vessel!-4er. February 1 Go. We must understand and appreciate it. he can Inquire as to what the others think will be beneficial and then take this into considerabion. in effect. 22 . thn. me must do even more than read and study the ~ l b l e . if they wanted his friendship wain they would have to ch&. So it is not a slow fadlng away by loss of members that brings the end of Christendom's false religions and their clergy. concern for such bermved ones. W 8 / 1 5 3. We need. 55:2. or even simply reading it. 13. When the nation bcame spiritually impoverished and began to pervert justice. By oxhortlng these wrongdoers in thls way. beautiful vase. merely possessing It. Apprcclation of this fact can protect p s against any inclination to put on' the day of Jehovah simply bemuse Babylonish reUdon stfill exercises considerable inlluence in some arers. Jehovah God himself wlll give the command for the destruction of BabyIofj" a: the beginning of his day. in the absence of the father. T h e father was the one who would provlde material necesities. which throagh accurate knozoledfle i s being made new accordanq to the image of the One who created 4 t . Rather. ''I want mera. February 2 Whp sJLOPlEd you die. kindness. defraud or otherwise oppresa. He would provide the son with fatherly guidance. 25 Tumday. . amuary 81 Man mast live. (~osh. February 4 You nawt not j u d p n t of the p m w t tha fatherless We." F w I came to cull. 3:iD. February 1 Howl. just as a. you must also set aside special periods lor fam- ily study on s regular basis. Acid~tiomlly. but on ewry utterance cwning forSh through Jehvah's mouth. you shepherds. However. All such study helps to underscore the wlsdom of Jesus' words. In addition t o teaching and training your children during the day's narmal routine.-Matt. and so forth. the bar1 effects. -Afatt. and learn what tltia means.-Deut.' so that then+ gross sins mkht be viewed by him as blotted out. ta the dismay of its onlookers. Each fam~lywill Rave particular needs on occasion. they would hava to raise their thoughts and ways back up t o the righteous levels to which God adheres and which his Word teaches. 18 Malntaln ChrI~tlanMaturify by Constant Advancement. 185'1. W 3 / 1 21. 20) Thus it is evldent that Jesus was not accepting people In their sins a3 t h e y were. his exercise of mercy toward sinners wns not a condoning of their sins. We should let the very appeal of this Wly quality to us mo- tivate our hearts. so the clergy and thew false religion have a sudden. 3 ) How can we do this? By doing as Joshua was mmmanded to do. 7:s-7. (Matt. 4 Sunday. Rather.

wc should ienrlemly wcnk the t r ~ t t !so ~ t h n t sZ1 of llnnpst henrt mrtv honefit. How.Thatl~lrIn a posllion 0 1:rrrua n dll-ectlvs as t o n. wife. W . but no person t~ mm~tloncd m responding thereto. hlgher station In Ilft! thnn we. 5 2 . thil?!: an Ehese mnttcrs ns ndrrlts anti youths think who R ~ Ppart of ihlrj wlckrd aystcm of thinps. and Zal tlrrm Imua in subfscteon tlzo fl11t oj i h d sea nnte c~wrfj rnozllnn anrtnal tho!. J u a tthtnk nf tills IlttlE fmrtlta r:lrl.C111latl:~n wlCnc!m ol Jehavnh sf!lves. la thnt hrm you lnlk to yr>ut. fisndny.ticnllg mcl convinolnsly. tho nction is introduced by llre form of the Hcbraw verb that means that . 6 : l S . I 2 6 . As Chrts~ l l o wproper regard fw God's tlnns.L not. 3:17.--2 COT.' isn how 12 shoulcl bc Letrreen mnrrlrd pnrtncr!r.5:I. rve note thnl on snt:h day.them for the llvea of people i s less in R dlrectlon tlint coniormtl than E2ekiel'sP Sutelg not1 Do t o thts old rryntetn of thlnps. t l ~ l n l t l r ~chnr~(:ra. He wanted to spare N( nlnny ns possible from exPor me to be a spkhm1 pcrlencinp R horrible Sieeth . all ~houlclreralntlonlrhip. (Luke 17:7-10) I n m y -L'zck. n ~ m r lr~lntlon- llrillhy y~nrtnrrslllp. T h Israrl. Qod was cornmunIcating hls instructions.~rlmn. !:e lllnt Frldny.hh rrlthusir*'. the way we live our lives. 8 ? E Elanday. titled. ln the O c ~ ~ c s laccount s of crebtlOIl.. it IAnoL our personal dc%!rethnt all men repent and will and rornrorts thnt come Ilvc In harmony with accuprst for Christ died that w e rats knowledge. More than r w r bcfnre it IS necessarv far Goti to [lo ns dude co&ls. wloping in o n w l r the mind I-Te thrrcfnre p l n c d a weighty of Cl~rlst. 4 : 2 3 . 8110 wna tnkan cnnllvc i r ~ l r n Xnrm!.cver. at school. R ~reaiirqmnslblllty Iur nvaldiry the generatlon r:np In Lhe home rests on y o u l h ~ . -4rn. W 17/15 ylonlnnn to rl~slrny. cllnpter one.p l18. 17b however.tlun'~nllrd. Wnuld n slave give first atmust contln~xcnnd tnke tcntlnn t o 115s own comforts or ment in every nrcn o l one% I!!@. relntlanahlp to 'CVord? QIIP clohg w would God sllrl hi^ Eon.I n thc dnlly round rcapo~~s!l)lllty upon his proph. Yes.~ h o u l d~ v chold hnck fronr mrtkl~li? knaivn Jejlovnll and )lib nnrpnws. then.derumlem 17-20 nnrl rlcvnslnlo lllc Isnd of Judnh h o lrritl wnr~llnggiven. mllRt hr mnde over In \F snmrth\rla ncw. for brr rnmsngo vlnn nctrd upon. fearing wo nre noL qunllfled lo peak t o Romoonn In a. tfen trakrlt of WRT or its efieck. An lllustratlon veal ~ p l r i l ~ ~ r Ihlnltlng."? W 5/15 B m . and what we CMI learn from it.lrhovnh W L I I ~ I QIIIR'P~.or Ilvlng. ~uhortllnatt:~tilo Crcntal. gou kce~llysense your sespon. h s one's oompc1. To thriC unawer t o thia qlzestlon. Before Jehornlrht llve no l o r r ~ r rfor ourvnh ODd nllowed the Bnb. . kindly tone Is Impllerl. NO. He of you? N 417 7. hut he to r e ~ o hpeople d t l l the Ufc.wna now invlting cooperation. Febmarg 10 God mpnt on to eay: "'Let us maice man in our ?maw. Frhn~ary7 one thlnkn In hrrrnlony with Gnd's way. She hnd real falth. fs a ~ o v l n gtroon t l r p earth.. $?! . Ez~~klel. bke place. the "nnlurnl" thmg el. sayinR: '"Coinc 011. nulhlng slnves" Jc~mwns not do not we ldtlay have reason tclilhr tla bo tlllnk of ourto put forth our best efforts R.~ horn the troubles of tlic worltl? Whnt. ushen it comes l o Chr c1. . Fabmmry 11 time she snid t o rnistresa: ' V J m I p mg rophct t t Ellat he l u a i r r r I rrnrlwr hrrr~ roere brfore the fs i n Somnrin. ~.f t y 16 l o ulvo in t o fleshly mnlw nro today. .The iorcr or dominant Inc11a!blllty In cnrrylng out thls nntlon ol R Chi-1l. A Iricntlly. lkrebruar~r8 cc~nnltlorcrl thc few additioilnl You ahorlld be made 7 1 . let us .t h l ~wlll be reflected in alltv Ilc d ~ v e l o p ~ r(Eph.T h e wny n ClirlR11nn canducts tnlnly not1 Then w h a t about l~lmsrlf nt wurk m. In view of the far for pasona l a c k l n ~ sptrltunl~ r c n t nrluncer In which hu. nlnvca of God and Christ? hln lnnuunrc nntl h l ~other Poi~tlera Hternl slave-masher ~lcraorlnl hnhlts. We 4:241 Evcn If o r ~ cha3 been a will not be lipfng for our.'--2 Ckr. co!nrnhlon? W 2 ( 1 5 16. inr: thnl wa wcrc "good-forConsider Lng what Is at stake. nl the ufld by Jesus glves a forceful mltld of Chvld. Actumlly. do yo11 think or tIio R R X U ~ L ~i m m ~ ~ a l i t of y modorn society? What do you thitlk of t h e music and enter(rr1nmenl aoughl after by yaritlis 06 tho world? You nlrr+.ficl~~!: wn9 ndvlslnr: ua to keep clearIy ~ a v l nm ~ e s a g e from God% i n mlnrl o ~ u .pro~t).has mrSMI regulrcn tmlnlng. Pvcrg asIt tha lovo of God and ect of m e " Ilfa allould also C h r l ~ t conllsela m to aerve c mnns now: n new persont h o ~ n . Wo shoutd hnve full confidence in Jehovnh God. ~ Allhou~h just a mnidtxrvunt. Nevcl. Yes. Llke tltla hr~mble unnamed wrvnnt o t Jrlwvnh.A l d e 3. should we thlnltlnlc. 'r1313 wny we net tarts wlth how we th2uk. on i~~attcrs Wllnt Is your attltnde townril mntcrlnllsml Whnt do you ~llinlr about the use or (lrllF5 101' "kIcltB" or xs an rscrtj.0wlilng l l c t of earthly crmtlon."-2 1f f . t h u s brco1111ng a The lone the Christ hm bnlrltunl prrurvi.\ m a t does this involve? for mnny yenrs t h l ~(~CVFLEOI). PPP. up ta the ulxllr clay.&ear upan t h o imt that than Thtrraaas. If rou are n hl~trbnnd.9 USC~BBR. fnecloua. hhr! hnd the cowngo lo ~ v l t n ~nl701rt ~ s her fallli in Jelrovnl~ God. her lord tlrat case froirt his It. but this dlcl not w o n k ~ n Ilm fnlEh iu Jrllovnh nrw 111 hla ahility to ust: oils rbi hls f r l t t h f ~ ~serl vants through whom t r l perform mlrncics. you have to put up n rrnl bnttle ngR1nst k n d ~ n c i ~ f lt~rnplittluns . m i l l vou who n1'8 Chrietinn youths birrdnrge t h h responsibility? IWst or all. and prcssus~:+thitl y011r perents mrrv urver 11avc hRd when tllt'y wpre young. zvc noto a mnrked chr~nar.i. Thrrr: \van no questlon hoti it it: she bellevet! impllcltiy thnt if N R & ~ R ~ ~ ~ n u ! d ~ n dnsk. IIe Rfikrrtlng. T k s has Co dn tvlth 110% you thick. do whnt PauI z y s a t Ronlnns 12:2. 1V $11 15-17 Monday. Let ua look bnck at the &ry ol tommnnlcation and mc how It c o t st-. W 7 / 1 19 . a&corrllrtn to o t ~Ilkmess. She rntzst hnvn rlnno t. m tn cnm or Hfe to be enjoyed by liona hccding the tvnrnmg ns the jorcc racluating your miad. FebPut up a lrmd fight samethim dmuld B JOP' the jafth tlfot was mrce for aZ EInrc rlcliaercd lo the 8asalg f l l l ~ s . Ilo\r. you mnnot.S~HRI i ~ l t ~ r e s t aMost ? cer. ~ f i d ycm muat hem ans plcwcd ns RornethEng t o jrotn mu mouth speech and u'hlch tllrlr msEcr was enYOTI mrmt tourn them Jrmme. Feb-rg a BFavaa who worked In the deld A toorahmath ia what I harnr might also Rctve the evening W e you to the house o j rncrrl to thelr r n R . Tho force bhat nct h l ~ i k that our mnponslbility tuatcs their ~ n l n t e~lrwr. l. -EVIL.

11:l. CIesrly.T h l y wlll Lw l w k l n ~for why !lot focus your attention . 8s wm the Inaplrd pealmist. who t h r o t ~ ~ bn1s elders do with their knowledge death on the torture stnlte of the flock? Well. W-thout the f u n picture onr :. Lfe of rarlom sizes.m. They nz!ght we11 nnp!y H e w EnfiUsh Blbla.~ ~ t tED s deeply apbulldlng. their o m llps and cl~erlal~ This spMtnnE mattnity Is not in their hearts. Fabmmy ZS thrnl. be of NCtle value. B:I. gram. Scl. 20 . dcl~avnh course that hns been nrran~ed n. 2:4.pnre with the! congresation's proed#e 01 truth. 1 : i . February I6 muat fnuulcate [these Yon words] in olrr ann and speak of thcm wfcn fin!& sat in your lwnsc and when !/OIL walk o n thc road and eulterz ~ t o t t Ite d o w n and ruhm F/OTL gct irp.t. thp chlldrcn Happy f s the matt that has wlll nrow In nppredntim ut .-Pa. 2.~cllontio Elves throuwh ~ 1 . -Heb. They acknowklge t h e and Paul. i' Ille apeech Rnd coilduct of pnrenls rcflccl the convlctlon Monday. sces m c h lllinff they d o and In aenerally. his eilorb would becomcs a delight to one wha i s a lover of truth. thc truth.-1 Tlm. in schno!~. not only when npcclnl ~ncetin~a. Pad n e Paul spcke nlone rfrrr bar!ka. Chrlstinn maturity. (2 Tim. In primte to reneb the nhjrslcal. something to be reached by -1 Cor." IROm. hln delight .Wednesday. R permn buBd~nc n houao ~toppca after completing the rramcwork. Paul . 3511:3. thnt I t la itnpartant t11 bc nn flnd that they wlll p m t much by iolloivlng the study Imitator of C:ncI% fi8o iIn ev~l-ythlng they do.vide them a that hasls for Inllh. claiuR. t a s t u B a g only oartaln favorite" porlions of the Bible. either phyx.lds 1s so.fipcciai necd in the famiIy. F~bn~crg 14 Do our dcnllnrs Wth our ' T h e tiaord b near you: It k brothers reflcct that U P rpallv ----" Itnow these t h r n ~ sskit G o d ? upon goti* lips nnR in y m he&. the elders will nut he ablirious to how the flock is oj faitn whiclz me praclnlvt. He learned of Jeuue IPi*ov.~ v dthen to help others to work 01 thc knowltdga nnd of do so by the con~lnentsmade. take Eha mat* erf how clders view their broth~rs. m near th:it f o r Chrlst!sns from s&i. not just watching prcclative of the menninR of for errors. Jewish pcople of thp npostlc the renl go31 &%ould be m ~ n u l ' s r11ty Ar? referred to grnsp t h e Scrlpturr-1 subject Zhctn aa "hnving the frame. too. icnllp or menMy. f t Irt m t h h the reach nt all ttrhu put forth the needed effort. are nct and the rneIwge nfould prntorn full grown. 12 it will hnvc nnd what a hne contrlhtlon each one c a n H~tnday. ~hil). Whenrronrl~ m1:1 111 God's nrraliqem-ent invoIres the "worrf" rvns brou-lit growth. man 31inLts himself. sn~lr!J foot.more atudy time can do adZc m c to an rccurnts dition81 research.. W 2 / 1 11. 4 Returday.~rhovtah's t~lrssinff uil onch 0 1 1 the atudy material that all tnhlc perforn~cd n i ~ dwlll brbe others J I ~ the congregation t h c dil. people. nor Paul set a fine elinmpIe fm nus. experlcnce nnd educatttfan m e not the c!ctcrmlnlng fnctora PnuI cxhartcd Chr!stians who hnd not yet Je!lomh's d e w p o i n t . 0 Jehuah. Fear to them.-itvcl childhmd irjo spbitual adult. as writ." nms. Oml's wllt Is that pea. So he trnvelcd thauof milca.3:16) Actually. t o themselves as spirituel shepherds the words: "You Paul was a real evangellzw o u ~ h tto knov positively the a proclaimer of the good hppem-nnce of your Rock. srental homes.3em sad dmeP)rs. i l r ~ tthotl~hkqon awnk. Febmary 12 I1 error8 were what yo% watch. 0 thinking and talking about? What a unifying efIsct his Word. G o d nnd his 'son nrc thrn fur Cho c o n ~ l ~ e ~ n t l oprepar~ I I R for partlclpalion in the it1 tho child's tho\t~htaat nll tlmcs. the fsmLly will Inlcte. In all of thla nn unattainable goal. I h e house munt b~ complete to serve its intended purpose. nor is he t o recognlm their trlre s p l r overly critical.In prison. up new tterrltory Emh AS 19 the case wlth He opened brought to many j w p l e anlmuls. cnd emotional stature of TP. W 2 / 1 19.ha nnd 80 they strive t o Ee up. 7. 2 ~ 2 0 ) If a With this objective. like Jeho. study won . W l / l 3.D n l e s ~ there Is a tlmrs nro 8ct nuldo for w W .&come splritu81 adult: to ten in the Psalms? . also learnerl abouG ~ o o dbeing done by others.-John 18:2.&ad. the uuorshlp of Jehovah nnd beneflcial" if one fs to Is to be n way of llle nnd come to an nccuraB h o w l dlsc~~sslng h l ~purpwes Ja to edge of the truth. How ~ o o dit i a ahell ous. t o rill lrlnds o t pco1. W h ~ n will. One's home. 2 torv~rd nlxnkrnd Is furthpr ~xprewrd nt Ps~Irn 103:~-14. they see the good in ing away the aln of the world. Those blessed w ~ t h Yes. an incom&long dhrou~irnltt one's dnilp plcte picture can be dnngerroutine.provided the rnenna f o r tnkvah. Moro tlmn the mal of some o f &ply a hnzy outlitlo of knowlFdqe picparing n comment an the Is necewtly. 6 : s . There is n!so a mouth spoke. This ans u:lc study ques~ions might be an o l the prok~lemsIIM! hy the acceptable gosl Ea begin wfzh. Friday. 1 0 : 8 . be clone on ~pproprlntt*occn. W 7/15 8 .wc could easily be misled into rninr nrv of Jcl~ovallnnd '5s thinklnc thnt we =e aervFng 601:! Wurshlp of Jrllovnli cnnGod while doing something ?!OL be xepnrnterl from the dinmetrically opposed to kls dzily routllie ol Ille. . Iiumms. who could stand?-Ps. nntl sponslble ndu!ts. The general Itual condttlon and then work tcnor of Jehovah" vlewpoi~t to make pr0gre. W 3 / 1 5 6.lptlire is inspfred of God Yes. 0 Juh.hey could repeat ft wlth It hood. For examplz. Juat as p a i d maturity Ie aetiaipxd aa a anturn1 attainment for Ilving crcaturen. ex-pect children ta m w t-p.1~. W 2 ~ 1 51. prcnchlug Rnrl tenthing. in the the Inct that Jehovnh g o d jaw of Jehovah. Orle must nppreciate t b t "all -Dezil. 27:23) But whut do Christ. Jesus' resurrection from t.' This nleatla the rvord If so.To the "pre-s on to rnnturity Irr Creator d m not go a ~ o n n d order Eo d o Ea they Erst h n d looking for faults. hls Imowledge will be of Hm~tedvalue. -Rom. And while nowledge of truth. 30 spirltun1 maturlty should be nnLicipatcd nnrl sought alter by every Chrlstlan babe. Eldera in the CMstlan con- can demonstrnte how well they h o w Jehovah by thelr dealing sf[th others es he would. F e b i a q 17 hut t. much of it on Lst rls press nn to mafarity. 7 them tlrlnga hhat hc ~ F W everyone should Anow a h a ~ l t Thnrsday.February 18 make to the discussion a t IQod'sl ~ 1 1 1Is that all sort8 the meeting it families preof nten 8hou3R be savcd and nt home in harmony come to an r~ccllralc k1601uI.<lcd In how lhry 40 It. If a. Is lhplr attitude a reffeetion of gregatlon only a aeleat few.

hiid t~ penutne Far thIa TCUROn.M a y . tlle ?nore r~rlvunccd Jnas anti flold m r v h through Rrtching nlloul aod'a purpose clnngeraus neighborhoods? Do m revealclcd Lluaup.1Sch0ol7 r~p01IRtblFltle~ armnd k m a h and not to men.h his Son. 62. rhey should some mjssmg meetings or In press on to rornp1. Their time' fm fnmilp ~ttlrlv. Fnbmary 20 hri1rcnc:ml l l i i a . Perhaps mnt.241. not bc lllre \ ) I ~ I I ( ~1vho P ~ .rclqof our sorlls. W 8/L la. exnericncr! n l ~ d bnckFba~md in -Prov. they Maatrr. their vrqnl's of hin nmther sham. The rod and reproof we s~Iadt causa poBilion of autliorltv In gioe toisdnm: htlt a bW let Their the ho~~schold l a and-rlvcn. how we think. lenchlllR R I I ~ l i v j n ~ should lmflere uhould be aware d ccrlninly worlc hnrrl to ncqtijre those ncerllns assistance in Chrlstlnns should thc aoncr~aatlon.--1301. tbn C+l. Frbrnarg 18 tor them In mritlprs of conYorr mrrlht t o knnw pc~s!toce@ sclenca? Ariy wlio find theml 111str11ctlon the oppcarancc n i #ow pock.Ztt?EL E! cmnt c ~ l v t lhnck.ertt Shepherd nnd OWr:. -Epl~.trlbltte w h ~ tha 18 nl)ls. W s today Ihcrelol. 2:e. nnd to tnko t h c lead In authority.he horiseta the onr dclegntlng that hold. j~%m?nM"h.dtcss of ltlre edkscntlon InR thrir children In that they nnrl b~ckqrollntl OI the vnrm11sL itnrrwer to God for the rrlts Chrr: o i i ~ h tl a srbcdule tr11::t ]~lncedItpon them. Rut pn~rtlts need never frel inferior !FI& 1):RBhwdny. n pnrcrll s. ~ That this is tiori I o r years nnd yet are AO 18 Rarn fvom the flne way not &blu t o tcncll others the 1n which Chrbtian servantmu hslc rloctrlnm of the Bible? or del~ovah use thefr free After years of ruwoalnllon with ttrnm. to mnnrtqo t. fiua lcft a 'model for ua to follow heedlng Pnul'n words above. It Is h u a thnt In m a Inntanim thr ]lnrmlm do not hnm thr wri~lnr educatlnn Ihnt thclr chltclr~n wc now rccdvlnr.!ncclom 11~117 ti clders the are ~ ~ 1inoirb 1 tt $ nlcit Zo nlP the dPtriIk thot Jrlmalc you tt:rll recmne the amcct Lhc 6pIritunl 11ves of drlc rutunrd Slave for the thr "~heep"In their care.r~l11tand to diacusa I t to~ether." durin~ who hnvc been n~wclated which he c:rn ioreet that he with the Chrislian congregaIs ~ c r v l nGod. 27:23. Rntl~cr. do mine still ~ ~ l ~ a ~ u rthing= n l ~ l ethey do are have 8lm:ult In lettlng their tillnos t l l r ~ o t hreletccl to thelr mnadenco Ktstinmlsh rlsht wora't~lp.cl do not want to be 11kc tho elrler brother of the pnrahlc Whn nt flrst was not nt oll hnptr K.111111 in achieving mmMag. noto fhrrt ios CI1rl::Linti rlrhtly uses some of hauc tett llre primary doctrine h l n time 111 purrnits thnt are selnxln~and pleesurable. we a f l l seek lo row n ~ ~ r s ~ l vsons cs TO be moesssiu ol wmrsa. l~ X. BOln€! trnvel alone to meetnamely. 1Ir k n o w zhnt warm merw 11118 ~nnrvciousdrawing qualii. N o r does ha ration on w m s spectflc part of his Are tlwre nny among us Ilia nr. Feb18 Aeld &ca and tn p arfng lor the T h e ~ ~ ~ % #h&y tld What~acr axe ciaimp. nncl when thrlr chlldran Eo to school llrry ~ n n n t ~ it. l l l c result Irr shame for the pnrents. in har. The lnitial maotion of the i ~ t h e rto hle prodigal son m u to mlnd these words of Paul. nrc bdng persecuted. lir-stnrt~tlff In n lrend that the Infi m lungcr for omselves inPlrlprs fml msp land to spMcl~rdcs crcry mpmt of Ufetun1 dlmctiltyl W n ~ i l dit not morals.The ~ o n ~holrld l he to prodaco nn ~irlult nhlo to tlilnk fur Illrnaclf.c exnlnple He.' (1 Pet. nicrnber in n crmgrc~nMonla 6:lSI Aa urged by Paul. pnrrtrb (lo not.. R hcnvy rrmo~lslbll!". Fohrttary ZS oo m bringdnu them ?~p in discipline and mental-regulating o l Jehouah. the foundntlon thrlv 8ervIce to Jehovah..lcs to h r l n ~repcntatlt mollgrlanra hrtck to i. In t h l h . and flridir~r: p l c m r t : In dnll~g things f n r otller 1lcopTe.. aa of our cenvpnly FRther jrnltni. Brit . 2:28. Are bout chrlst. Fcbmarg 22 oi mmr mich mndltion. 2 0 9 5 . . His exnmple i f i alwrags the r i ~ h t one to folFow and cnn guide us 11% mnny prnctlcal w a ~ s . 8:4. "my Elme. Fsbmmy M you desptre tiw ti&s of his ktndac8a nn$ forbearance and Eony-suflcrrng. But adoirt flre C'hrisl. lcnrl ?FOU l o (LuIce 16 2 0 ) Yes. nrc In n IloslOon i.lrlc ths buildothw ! ~ n y dnckening ~ off in ujc or nupn'strl~cture that 2heI1~scwlce to Jehovah? Do :esta upon thnt foundation. (2 Cor. Hlah on the list of Gorl'a ~reoplc. 27. But he dncs not r ~ r n n i n angry forever Sl th@ ~rrongdofngw s .-Hef. 1 Srmday. Chrlat. become [ow do rtot Ctiow thet the rndly qsarlty 01 God t s hy- I% Znn to repentance? --itom. hia s maps rloacly.uslLy. Friday.u help then1 Llvlng no longer for ourattd cat1 talk nbout these ~11~0% involves more than thlnEa when they meet tofaithful cntlurnnee when w e ReLher. on the loo$# will be causfng Furthermore. Fathws. livlng Inakn them hrtlrr fllhd One havlnp: ~uthorltymu& lo support the fnmlly muemtually render nn account terlally. towR Cotrld thry bc given nt tt w h o F S D y ~as to ~ e . younger ones need help in W 22/15 8 mrn .W 6/15 25. .rr.hnt. cnsc M n c : the elernenhlnybe t h ~ p&re depressed nnd iRv 01 p r l m o ~ y doctrines nrrd ~11courngemenk. In worlrlly fnrni1y clrclca the cllllclren untler t. selves ~ l l lnocrlil~R 111 Ihe I ~ n ~ l c s nP Christian -ProV. 18 the ChleE Eldc-r. Ing Ootl. 2:Zl) w 2 / 1 aa. Imt thr. 24. lx? an rxprrmlm of love nnd dfely subMndnesrr l o do all they csn to exeroiae of rcrncrly tho hltur%tlonlW 7115 ~rrulnhlp nncl obedience to 8. as t h B Oncl of eternity.here 1rnlnl11~ i s lrft to chwce. ~ I P R B I ~ ! ' P . 18 from rvronE? Do they x i11 rvnt?t otl~rr!~ to tnnke drclsial~s Wcllnmday. W 2 / 1 8 . one ffevoted to r l ~ ~ 1 1 ~ e o ~ ~ tImOw1esn.lng JeZlovnh'h compns~1rnni. Bmnr llmnts have cnmc from ni~othw crmntry. Jehovah I3cd exprcssps rlphteous anger n t wrortgdnl!lg. ! l e huildlng.in retir~ecn.l~epoint whwe they onn Ilo he*ilccl.hrw clrcumstnucra often ndopt n aziperlor nttltutle townrd thrlr parents. 3 2 3 . snever srrrne of t h r older ones nre :et bryond S11a Ioimtlntlou of hnvlng dlmc~llttes that d e c t .Jesua the ben~flt of Dthere. II~Inxntlon nnd tilenHIIPO 111'0 211. what i i a. Thus ilnrenk have fnrnltv sttidy nncl wor~hllr. 3ct t i 3 press hr tlors n o t live sole$ for or1 to ~nnt~iritv.ho ' llrw langunrc. hnvltl~the wlll nnd determlnatlol~ to flt?rW God in ImlLntlon o l Jeat~s IShrtst. for mony wlth Qod's d. act. ITnwAvcr. 1 3 . It Is ~ ~ t ol d have 111 mlllrl a plcturc nI the desired r. -1 Pet. av* trdnlng rnuh tam.not InHnff a tolindatron agafn. Parents must know w t a t they want and what 1C will tnke t o u c c o m p l l ~ t ~it. and t h m j allow rnrh one to con~bl!&%t!onIncludes teaching thclr chlldre!i t.

W 2 / 1 23.11cn~Bnly ~~runrrlt h ~ y mrmt beclouding it and calixlnl! us r l j r ~ . unchmged. ". mfll rlevcr aree cicoth at all.rl. thc mnture dircctcrl. 1 :7. Tllna.Ct~rl.pottr heart ulmr yorfr S f l f #ill m d e yotw pnthj low the Scriptural arrancestru:sht. 10.stob~iouiilyBlrl not mean mature t h o u g h XvranR nc. of a lovlng Crentm 1% succcedlng.er of & hypocrite. thc wlse observation nbove.#nrne mialnkes. W I O J I S 1. Ron of humility by fully wtreasure up 11s Irutha. Jle knew be on guard against let1 l n tho ~ thnt ioln tholn to Pecrive the modd infiuerlce our t h i n k l ~ ~ . cspc:!filly by r l s l n ~ whnt.uurrrrt~d. Whnt. 3:s. In the nbove words Chnsttan does not become Im.raectlve OF the h ~ w e n t to YOU do the all! of Uotl shol~ld mental ahillties of the various cultivnto a lovo for OoAr. h i n g ~ .follow tila to harm one Rnther. llfiten to sl~rl. There might very well bc K brothers in h e i r lab n6 or enriy twenties Fn tht conwqatlon who can gIvr nlorc pollshed student talk t11a11 some of the other brothers. R:lSF So. -3ohn 8:5I. about tho "purpose ol Ynhweh"? I t sllll ~ t m d sArm. Ilrect and ~ u l d eyour m y n Slam a howledge of the ~ n t iyo11 will h n ~ n ROO^ ALIC: bus QM is . Let the Dihla. one wMlld never want ta Bimppolnt him or incur his dlslrlcnmre. One Inky hsvc to ninke Rnnlr: rml changes In otlc's l l f ~ to ~ O I I fornt t o the stnndnrcl ol rlahtcol~snesat h n t OotE has astabIlshed. obi operatlnp.w beneficis1 and . 1Y 6 / 1 5 0 .thnt tho npofltlm and others irons. helping to build ~p . Praper fcnr. ponder over what it navlr. thnt so few 01 mankind hare ?ou will not becnn~e rct)elIt? Often the reason i s t h a t ious becauao of the mnny cvib they tisve the wrong attltude #I this present . Rr all $our rcrt!~n Inka notfee of hfnl and 11c hln. It aontl!ll~eRt o prevail and t o more Iorwsrd Ee brrllfhnt BUCcess. 6. maus multiplg in tha hunlnn heart. Jerusalem Biblo.if they have greater nblHt In cerlnln directions. prcc:ntion ot all he ~ B Sdone V 5 / 1 lB. he B a t be babes m to badr~css. February f 8 Do not Became young chitdtsn Moat trub I say to you. ~ w m t irrc. t h y \vo111rlucvcr \)c h ~ r m c d t o be us babes. ve shot~ld (lo. ment fur the famllv study. Wh11t dues It menn t a clllles.remains ~~ncoutcstal~lc even Inday. reverenoe and awe 01 Jehovnh lny tho foulidatton for knowlod~o uf the truc God alltl 1118 Ilnlrcrnr. nftrr t>cing resurrected. To the confear an enemv who was trying rmy. mt of r w e c l for W d acd in aprlx m~ln. Yct lu cllallr~.Word. confidentig 101- r and wlll do. they should be at1 n(t~llt. l l a talk. ! I yo11 do thnt. So. but t b pplrrpusc ol Yah~aehstands pr?n+-PrOu. 2. for i-. February 25 t c k n o w l e d ~ c fehovnh.. hnrl tulcl them that lie Christians do nct ~ ? ? e dCXIllmnclC would dle nnd then perknce in 'bndncm and he r~. It ia comforting to Imew that. one of the wisest annot bo refortnrd.All of his ~rrongdoing. but thls does not qualify t. Solomon later sdd: ' ' T l l ~ fear ot . Study f l . But faith in God strenstllcna us t o look ahead to our enjoying eternal good from the 5 U f 0 success of Hls purpaqe. and lose his R ~ ~ I ' O V C ~1~1th110ly npivil woutcl I I ~ V C ~ standing with Cfod. but t. 19:21. 10 . 23312.yehovah means the hating of bad. 9. or purrrului! acr dcnth nt nll"7 In thnt by sexually fmmornl or prrvrrtc.llom to 11e elders. 5nrn must back it up by dcrnollatrntln~i~ hatred l o r what 1s hnrl. When I t to dir to bccome irnmatnl comes to dli. gulshlng r i ~ h t frum wrrlllu. But h e Can heooine who Roun woulrl be ano111ted cwrupt. 14 Imitate Gad by Showln# -Eph. why Is I t qollow!nu t h a t ~ o o d advlce.-Matt.. February 26 Trrrst in JchauoJl mfth ntl and do not laor& otrlrr tlndcrslund:no. cnn $0 helped to al)preeiattte Zh~lt It !=Inot merely ~ n k l l i Krllce tllnt coullts with Jehnvnh. Cliriatinna ciu~hl. to tho henoflt of ~ l l . 11. scllarne~ nnd devlcca hlave r n i ~ l l l ~ ~ ltliroughled o ~ l l tlic ppsl. o rencllly nvnllable. na tnndc about three ttlr~usRnclyears a40 nntl es recorrl~clI I I Qnd'n Wo~.hone. h~tlncent I I I I ~ lly ltla J ~ U I I H I J c l d ~ t t l . W 3/15 0 \YodnWy. your children learn the lw. February 21 Frlflny.* clealln~s rulers In h l ~kingdom. dehorn's A s ~ l r l t will make up for any luck that a pnrcnt might feel.hry have all fnllerl. pnrents. nor sliollld they ~nolntcd inllawers. CCllCurlng and mlllsni~l~lrns. Urrtrill~lY sur. Ernw olrl nnrl die.q mctnhers of your family. It le ta t h e welt-snotnted Chrlatlana who wlH rule In tna Jn& as a man cnnaot b. t o fdtow his rays. and whoever htimblea ltiMeJl will be mnIlcd. had went or seek such. too.. lor oce Wtlrft:lly to say that nno hnq thls Oocllg icnr.es3 and rrljoy d i v l ~ ~ favr)r." (Prov.h~ borne inexperienced. b:1.Kluudom t l ~ n t most OI the come a child by sctlng In CllrlsCinn Grrak s c r l g t t ~ r a is a chfldiah way. but humllity and drpth Of devotion. The clrtl(linm. 24 taka notlco of Jehnvnh In ill your w a y ' ? f t nwnnn to nlontfay.You wnll Itnow thnl One esscntinl is stated by his wloketl Byfitom or thln~rl Bolomou. n~inmletnkes. D. 310 ulll -ROW. Pcs. Tllc anme IN true of chlldren as compared ta their parents wlthln the family circle.r~ t111tb they wH1 lorcvcr bc klnga In nre flrm for what Is rlgllC nild not easily gwaycd by tiinooll~ Ilrnven. though. whereas human pliUI8 for mankind are foiling. Then with othera. Wfl mllRI.ti \wins! Inltl~ful ~ t n t i l rlenth nssociationa. Tho failure af human plans is causing all of ue hardship nnd concern. Golfla intrntlx~earlier Jet o act foolisl~ly. Humnri plnns. Fr! morc i a lnvolvecl in eldersh~p.system of towartl Jehovah and his Word. Frilt~re iolInwr. sn thcro lncn h a t cvm lived.ts commnndmmLq nnd Ilve one nnotber mid so prove that 3y its princlplea of rllrhteousthey nrc Indeed Ghrlfit's dlsless.r~ut by RnovoIntlon 2:10. yet become jull-gra!u~t f j i powers of understand~np. Mcn Mercy for Manldnd.Monday. If in pourers of understandfag. n n y m abswves my word. -1 Cor. he any% The teat ol JP&U?L ia the Iregl?8nfn~01 knotokdge.-rrw. 14:20. W 2 / 1 5 13. la Thmsiby.e makes none.$ himsell wil ba ltumbled. but they hsm tho Wenkr~emof repeating t h e . Ro never necBs to lenrn from such W n g a as previous mtstakes. plnyinr: t1w rnla how would srlch ones "neT. tilo purpose. young 11copIe w i . Thls does not mean t h a t one m ~ l d s no n e ~ dt o hrco~nc henlcd ~p in nnger nnd engage In Irnr nod in t h e m y one would lolent proteat.wl of Pwlm 37:B. Febfllary 24 Whoener exalt.

IH Ills Sermon on the Mount hc ~ i i >or~ly t taugilt hi8 hearers l o ]lrRY for Gwl'a kingdom. not so much even bv expllclt i~xitruction. I Y hare 11nd the Crentor's blesst/I 6. 01 hh own experience.-Detrt. 3r. A U C ~ nn extent that throughbcklna lalth. tt untlrl~ Ln llie stnbl1Ity o l Ihc Creator's works.ing. Wen has it been 0thBt " m a n is an Imitntlva creatuy" and thnt "It 1s by ~rnltatmn. W 9:1 brought thousnnds o l Oenllles 3 -5 to a knowlerluc of Chrlst . of fni ll~fulness. took A ch'ld's u i m s . W 3 / 1 1-3 Thumdsg. dnm an4 h' rlghtennsneas ( M ~ t t . that we learn @verythmg. bhro1i~I1 rrtcp our earnest efforts t o their teachln~in tnnny clt1c. Qod's Son. tkghteolls and upright centuries 6hncc then mine fs he.rNnti. And tile fldatice. far more tlran by precept. can manifeat ndvancement in spiritual values.have f!~lfllImmrt of thnt pnrBtmtlnr: R s11perIuWve degre the able . Jeaua Tha Rock. Tlmt prltycr WRS t n u ~ h tby a nlnri wllu hpllrved in Gud's k r ~ l ~ d o rto n tllc ccry imLnt of a. 1 3 : I J .: to irnltate thnn thot of Jehovnh God himself.nchlna trr tlla %?rrrlori nn tho Mo!int. Let y w r wlft tnkr: place. March 7 OW Fatlrcr ift the hmemI Iet ymr n n w he sanctified. nmmg mallkind and thm D:J2.lghtm~~?iTlca god oj tlrfs allatem of ness tll:~t rrsolta Imln Inith th. March 6 Whm J was a chikd T u M Q chqd's Fmguage. In v!ew o t the Impartznee of t h e imitative lnstlnct in hurnmklnd. oft-n uncurlsciously. 'it Ln by lrnitnting hls parents or hla older brothers and sisters. thon. progressi-mly dortrg nwny wlth ahlldhh tralta? Am you as- aumlnlr rasponslbl1itle. keep t h e Morltlo Inw.y Clorl ~ R Hnal rulervl.'VArlstotle said: "TO ~rnitate% ~r~stlnctive In mnn from his in. Alrnll:ht. but aIso In -Ronr. bl un~bleat ovcr otil the history of rnankrnd :he very one to nI?oln Ood'a thrre have been some who *Ighteous lnw wns directitt~ hnva wnlked in the light and ihem.l~urewho truly worship him. 4:19) T h e in^ spiritusl snll~htsnrnenlHO cu~luriug sun and moon are that other8 m ~ y 1)r ~nlhrrrbrl ap~~rollrlste tokens of the unonto tho hltlc of Clorl for rlrrschnn~onhlenemof his purpose. 4:4. caught Irp w ~ l h Il'om a faithful God who has r.tlge Wlnrlcd the minds In t h e Sn!i or Oi~rl. n ~ ~ ~ n i n l i t ~ t J ~ h o v a l l LMcl. 6 . and Ilirhc cn~igilt1111 wltlt nIo~day..~criflclnr: hls ltfc In furtherIcrwc of thr lntrrests aE that lr~r~r!riom. 13. not onIg !FI ness lltaE rcsulis fro??^ fatlh.Msrch S r i ~ h t e u u a r ~ cthe ~ ~ .13:30) 111 hlr: R ( ~ ~ I C tio~inlworlc WrnunR bile Illhablttrntfi or Pntestlne hla opeuhp:theme wna lhe Kingdom. who parhcuthe sons of thc lrlt~~dnnl" larly comes to your mmd? It w c glovilled in tl-rr rsLi111al~ould be none o t h ~ r than Kln~dorn. tlmt t l z PRlzl pOlhtC[I UII!. At14 R e continue througii llre imitatlng others. It Pmple of tha natlons. W 9 / 1 5 1 ~ P L R (lellt. March 4 tierroe. '43. 6:9. as a child. P R U ~mob the above. Rnther. m d e a chfEdB eatcuFatiom: since f lrnve becons a man I hrrve suprrsedcrl Iha child's mop.-l Cos. 5:I. Tbmgh not usually thought of as mature ChriaMans." t.l. perject is hi8 acChrist and hle t u t ~ o w s r a tivity. n1)d 60 forth. to tilt! Jeit-3 flluminatiojk o j the grwiorrs who rn:~dc g ~ c n t crTo1-b l o qood trcrus a7)oltt the Christ. loo.(1 Pet. k wdne5aay. ~.1 rrl tllnl inAl111~ed1)rnyer bci'oln mow hocnz~se hia own n~)pn!nCrltlmt! h:td not corns.a ln the I~ornc. I)l[arcb 2 in pre-Christian tlmm. too.helplnr mlt where you crirl to ninke I P ~work S for yotir pnr~nL5'~ Do you look for npporlrInlCles to da t h h g s ? o r . 4:17) FulflJlment of hl:: great prophecy ~ I l o w athat man our prnycra for Jellovah's lkLU~d0mwill be nnywered.rmcy. (Matt.glrteormnasa." It Ila tnre. s nre I m i t n t l n ~ Imrl mtnm[)lra. namdy. We all s h r t out in Hfe imltat~ng.11ls same chwncteristic among It la quite cvldrt~t lhnl rlue l.resun. b ~ 11lso ~ t told t h ~ n l :"1Cecp on. the Ilnht. W 1'" 1 / 1 5 4a ~ - . tlic ~ I A ~ ~ G O E I I P p r u ~ e dscr relrnble. There cornea a tlmlc In a child's Me when he la expected to rmtgrow ahlldlsh views and ways.24-:10. the living God up wlth ~~I~htui~un~lctla.aA nlble) Tile frci?lnE them from the darklaw that wns slvcri to Ihe Jrws nrrm. do yoti &HI have to b i Irhical mprr~tedlyto help with Zhlngs nrld than do you re~ p o n r hnll-hcnrledlp? l Da you show Irlillntm~vetn building g c ~#elf ~ i u p ~iplrltu&lly? 011 yuirr own do vou rend the R I ~ I Rnndl nibio study alde and prrprbre Tor the meetings? I>o yo11 npptrcir~ts Ilknt o h rllcnca to your pfrrcnts is right iund IH n Irrnjor rvny In wlilch vnu can plriuie Jchovnh Cd'? iv 2/15 a d 1 ~ PHdur. teousness. w11nt he has said. aml nnd his 6011 have was to be a tulor l e n d l n ~tllcm provlded the l i ~ h tof truth te io Chrlst. t1ii-y m!olrt trot shine throriyl~. ull~nthe hns dme. children.ync)rec Ib culrnlnntlo~~."' (Ro~n. to Calk. Are you. I n t l ~ l s' reqnvd.A I:k!se Messiah truulrl not do srich a thing.o !I~hleoum~s~. man thoaglk not pupllrsri:ng rlphcnn nlm l e a r : ~infinitely much t e o u s r w . Yet I ~ O R L of thcm. pnrable of tila whcst mrl tlle r t l .Mnn can plnn 1 1 1 ~ 1 work with condRrrmdmyr. l ? ~ whom t?lrer~ta no injtuneeds hdlcnW tdhnt In thc lice. 32:P. Let yottt kingdam came. of manklnd. ID. lur srrGrl lry their p e r f m l n ~ r:r l l d r ~ r ~riels. to Peiil's evnn~:r*llsn~mnuy Wllri his complete powers of Q%nCIIc$were rtttlc(l to caLc. Arr When ~t comes t o demon.q serve and p l e m hfm.1~ ollflcrvatlon. horn vital I t 1R t o look at the r l ~ h texamptl Yet obvlously the majorltr. Byhaton. not by rending I~cHhrn. for all his ?oays are walked h t l ~ clight. Nelu B?r(. were nckcr nlhc t o att~llrlrixh-2 cm. "Wlw was IhialP JleThia does not mean bnthat cause their eit01. for look at all tho atlnio. but ( m they Ban not reach~ng aorne jupposerl) on derrlu. Ilnmorality and wnr 111 whlrh people seemlnKly sverywlirra enpzEe. atslnnrls to rcason that. a r fn Jteat*en. 'rho Jrhavftll discerns with accuother dlnclptes. hers wma e faw moh Imtdag. oIno uporr eortlr. It should Thtm Paul wrote l o t h: noIle c x p e c M that this i s ~ t l ~ f u lmans CanccminR t h e faith Got1 Jehovah would look for that leadb: l.I'rrln~w11trt nl tlrs tinbelieuers. IF:30.h WCLIR 1ioC the II hC from Go! and his based or1 fnith. the fa~tllrul 118Iled Crenlor" af the heavens md yet on errrth ehinlrig "8B brightly a* Ihe sun. ~ s e k l n firfit the klnF:. wnlked lr.A chilrl lenrns lo wnlk to feed himself.1118 trtixtworthlnem ~ ~ f l ~d% ~ervntlun-Mall.r~dat~ility. k b r mom thnn nineteen cel~tiirIcrr Clis h l m l ~ h l y God hlin llslcnerl tO l110 1)rrtyer rc~rrtcrlly olloretl lo him by Iiu~r!who rollow the It. Llir~o Is no better c x n m p l ~lor 11.. 4 G o d a! farthfutness." ttl8penntlit: c~l'th. -&h. MamL n Becvme imitators of Go@. althowh rlnlmlnR to womhlp Gml.

Sulomon. pllne. can be Ir.' No.do haw the m h d of Chrid. B I I ~tlmc mu& nlso lle spent consldct in# how thls material trpllllrs pel. letting 1t bend or urge our own t h m u prncssscs m Ehe proper dnectron.rupgle agalnat I~nitatlng world1 ~ e n p l e .--not belare--hut after priate Scriptural counsel cx. Mhrrh 10 Do not hold back dfmfplfne J r m the olere bo9. IJF ~cccptrd linek. "eat: olle will r r r i ~ yIlls own load. 10:31. ~ s f i ~ l ~ t lwith o n nn what wus In 111s 8011'3 mind.omething iit~nortni~t~ l l o Irl u hc lenlVned fl-c.g rrrlults. -Lrov. l1:tl) In ~ r l t n r dto givill[: smh cn~it~l. hj R j l b fiIn8 ~ ? W V Cl0flh artd 111: rorr nnd IrEI upon hvs r~rcknnrl ? r ? ~ d r r lkfsscrl y Irfm.whIch \!*ill be refrwhing t o you.Dnlly reading of the Bible itself should be made part or 0111. Wehesibg. cause he i s Irdtalcd. Really. do you? we hava to faca the inch thnt Chrlatian youths.l~ls fatherly axpression o f plty thnt the mn's formal askplainiiog how God views matter&* shmlng that 11 IS r 8 ~ l l y lnq of for~lvenewtook Islace.t~ctlut. Thouch Imperfect.te fibjeclW8. Maroh 11 Whether you eat or drink. at whatever ymi arc teo!ng. wl~r In Isrnsmel. Millte sure thnl.llfe. n rorl an chnatlaemcnt. l x (. The elders wlll oiror nppro. Parsnta ure ttccountable to G o d . bul "for &re true C?ristians part of ou? profit. .nlce& poslklve. 22:13.flucncerl b worlrllv pcople nrotlnd tKcm Worlrll #UP thtnkln~cnn be nd*pld. the one being rounscletl g r t s t h e point.whetl~ei. 1q Ilke. 80 wllcn you personally @re thought to wenmas.. . Also. L h servant of God xhaultl hnvc 111 mind dolng nll thlnxs 1.'~llkewise toward their ohlltfren.?. how it sets otic rilrnr t from the world.c!nrllnpl toward An uumarded member Of the conncgatlon mny be hnv. ~vcekenda or vncntions." that we mng huvo the world? Jesus Christ made his npproval and Ilve. he shoillcl 5trlv0 l o control sinful Inciinntion~nnd not 'present himself ns n nlnvo of sin. 7:14) Row Ihla pnrentnl rod of a~!tboriacd chasttwmsnt la used 18 ti wrlous mntter. ns well ns d1The generation gap js a vinr: disspplwal or the pnrbrcakdoun In communimtion enh. HOWcan one develop the mind of ChrM snd become a truly aptritual person? A regUlnr sWdy or God's Word ba cssentbal. March 1% C(itnfnZ itlto ovciry nnd hunGod's steword must bc yet-. ns the Do not i m i t ~ t ethe rwgr of this wid. cliacerl~~ng Ing close n . and along with study rrcdltal~o~l 1s required.hirn nnd. He ?nust ad~ t ? t Intlwr.younff or olcf Yauu need ChrlRtlmH enpeclnlly fo heed t h e wortI~of tho upostle Fnill W 6 / 1 2-4 Mmrlny.sonnlly.ln tho exi~~r~l>lo of Jehovah: nc klntl. 2:16.shltrnetl bv thlu sptern of thltljis. t h n t sinner ootnca rkht te my -Titus I:?-P New r ~ c nnd t rorrnnlly request8 to English ~ i h l c . T h e dmnt:cr for Chrlslfnrlr.0 tho glory or his Creatar.-l Car.eturn nI hl:~wnvnsrrl rion cxeniplrflag 1r1 n 'very nppealing lvsy what tho henve!~ly P'nther. A f t r r read~ng a portion of grripture. Jehovnh should there be such a gap disciplines hie pcopIe. t. unkellever of the opposite sex.et r o w re~ularroutine. taat wt~mav dciitorr hfs ver71 soul rom Shrol itsell. He cxit ctenr that Christians should pects Chrbtk~nlathera to do be "na part of the ~~orlct. whether Dung true dlsclple! of I* Son.:r$l. . WIIC:I rntehfng here to the true doctrfne. Whlle the ~ v w l dlnsy Nay Gct swny for r aRlrile rulrl iarr.' demonstrate iour spprcckntlon mr what God mci Christ hnva done for you Avnfd thinns that could distllrh yr)ur tollsctence unU C R I ~ Syou ~ to Irruk beck wlth regrtt on ultnt might othmlse have beell k rcfreshlng time. Lapmverb stntcs. Many plm their vocntlom so as to benefit to the full from one of the large conventions held each rear. Ilr or old. to use the "rod" properly. ask yourself: "HOW can 1 use thrs to avoid repeatin^ paqt mistakes? How does 1C anhance my appreciation of Jehovah's goodness and swell within me a deslre to be Iike him?*' In thls way we see how to imitate C W and not the fleshly world. do all for tlte honour of God. It IS not to b minlrnlaerl. ihc can tw Inshi. fZ:. Tho rcrlr:llu~~of IIw inther In ti18 )~nl~ttblo tunon Ibc i.t. he wtfl nnl dle. Jehovnh hlmsclf ach the md underskmdm~: between cxamgle !n the proper cxcrclsa y o u t h mid adults. 6:16. Evem kt the counael in Ignored. 11 Thumd~y*Mlvch IS Whflc Ire tuns yet a long mag on. n o t boI n the Christian home? Wdl. In cnnr! y07C beat him ttrrllb tk raA. Tho pnr111l:cof the prdigtIl non prnvldrs ilnc Innlglit into JchOvnh'fl ~idlnl:. l11 l h e Hnltl nualysis. who ulvca the nulhmltg to ehnstiae. 1" "d1Lci m itt. n n 2 if A person IRnot on gunrrl.--Ram. FeAect on your 6tauding before God and Chrisl. QR %ell n. 1 4 . Do not ~ n ~ s l a k r r ~Lhink ly of meditation as n pnssivc process. World wlde of fatherly nuthoriLg Go dbclthouqh thia gap may be. I1 la n sl. slnce by such rcndlng we learn of t h e life of Jcaus and of other spirltunl lncn who had God'a approvnl. 10. W 7 / 1 5 lo. er poinled out nt Howhmt about Christian homes? brews 1237. rind Inch or sny one word untH t o conf?.ablo attitJude or mercy nnrl connlclerntencss.-1 COr. . . so ntirht nr 111s son In t h e (11sthat he may be roe21 able boll& krilcfl. rn q11ot~r1ahorc. l"al1ura to do so mrry IVCII result in death ta Lhe chktd. thcy shu~rld rsmcml)cr w h n t Pa21 urnto.om. Xlrcvc ns your goal gainlna sLrenatll that you will put to gotjd uho in continued servlco to Ood after the "free" pcriod In ?vrr. (John 1S:LS). In cll'crct. W 4 / 1 12-14 We this guneration a in your home. 14 tlicre. 80 if you are a with a view to their becornln~ true Chrintlan. but srolny: h!s son h.'. Elldeavor t o do Lhat . The son hnrl nqrlnndpreed Iris tlmc nnd tnoney In n debnucherl hfe.rchovnh Qod. you want PO part of 2 i l 8 Tuesday. (Clnl. I1 against Jehomh's l a w to mnr- . the elders will lovln ly try to help such a one ns 50nr as this one rernalnT n pni t of the Chriatleu crngr8i:stlnrt. tho Icalhcr want to meel him. as Jehovnh rsnid conrtrning instrument of David's succcsaor. .but he slloclBc. dellberats efl u ~ t . ?he elders n e d not I ~ e ldlscak~rnged it them ndv1ce la ~ ~ n o r c dbut . nnrl it cxa be n real i)attle. 9. hf8 all:rr caught 8:ght of ~ flu. W I I I 10.rn to selj-crmtrolied. In t i u s way there is further fntrrldhrrt!on of God's thtnking Into o:rr mhd. Eha Inthcr clld not say: to mom his laearels i v + t l ~ 9 nm n o t ~01116: t a move an ivholesome teucl~lnr. New English Dlbla. (2 &am. It l.11 wnr...r . . LV 6 / 1 5 ?8-30 ry an unballwet. Witlt ihe rod ou yottrself shortld kcat hlnt. u k ~ 15:2u.

1 : 9 . aot b y rcason of ow works. It mny bs doubts would be Informed as to what about the truthfulness of he should do.Monday." the new earthly soclety broupht about by Christ's thcuusand-yenr reign. 1:26. but b# reason of ?ah own purposs and undeserved Xiadness. Furthermore. one must have the proper estimation of the Son of God. one must have the p ~ o p er motive in studylng God's Word. The If we make the statement: same waa true in the case of "WE are havlng a sharitLg Timothy. P8:35. 8 Elatnnlay. . So it may be d~fficult aC tlmes for some to practice the truth. he had dI the necessary ability l o meet every requirement. 25:9. It m y be pressure from relatives cus of Syria and who tOtd who Aght against the l ~ g b t Paul that in Damascus he of truth. 6 live up t o the dlvlne require- . the ture~. comrnlssloned to become the global caretaker. but what m e the thhgs that we practice? Are we reall y practicing the truth. World conditions are not the only evldence of the nearn e s of Jchnvah's day.strong inner impulse toward ticing the truth. they have been aided to understand Etekiel's vfion d the citylike peat of worldwide adrmnlstrahon on earth. he promptly began to do the things that he was or one's awn sinful inelinatlom that make it hard to called and toid to do. we was not In the form of some are Lyzng m d me not prac. 6 . we face continued bomhardment from this system of things. but was by reason of the ''purpose and undeserved klnchess" on tho Xnesday. Mmrah 16 He will teach the meek ones his urng. . 1:19. True. 1 4 men& placed on the children of light. 8 : 6 . mjl beloved broth- congregations of Jehovah's Pkidmy. March 19 IJe suucd us and called us with a Izoly cinlding. --Ezck. Also. it IS agreed that thew texts speak of ownershrp. Certainly the Gad of the universe did not need the advice of his angels. i n Bmduy.in control. 6 Wednesday. . 18:22-33.-4as. How much more effective a teacher this will make the elder who listens!-1 XZ1. Thus. which is always important 111 seeka nroper understandmg." and yet we go m cases of Paul and Timothy walking $n the darkness.-Act# 26:12-20. Paul was directFor those coming In contact with the l ~ h there t Is ly called by the resurrected often every possible Nndrance Christ. slow about speaking. teachable minds and hearts. 22:19-23. March 15 The name o j the c i t y from that day an wilt be Jehovah HzmeEf Is There. Created m God's image as a free morn1 ngent. who appeared to Paul while on the road to Damasplaced in their path. After Paul got baptized as a Christian at Qod's Word. Humility and reliance on Jehovah God through his spLrit are is needed. Geu. In nddition. or are we holding back. Ever ma% mllst be szoift about haring. It mag be pressure from associates one has Damascus. W I 1 ' 1 4. And some thin^: else t h 3 -is es. -2 Tim. We must love God m order to receive the personal cift of accnrnte k n o w l c d ~ c . but when giving counsel they should be very straightforward in explaining the Scriptural prlndples involved. Elders should not try to tell people what to do.et this knowledge until he changes his attitude. -Gen. hut at the mo?L It Is only to a limlled extent.-Ps. Mhmh 17 Knotn thia. deceiving ourselves? W 5/15 5. Surely Jehovah a o d always knows how to handle any situation and always ha.people fully Into line wlth the Scrip- . We need to "become afi young children. So. W 3 / 1 5 9-12 - ers. I n the above words he admits that his being called wlth a holy calllng was nut Ily rcason o f meritorlous aorks on his part. ( M ~ t t . we all fall short at times. Jehovah was the Landowner. all the earth.-I John 1 : 6 .. The callling in the w f t h h'm. with the arrangement of elders and ministerial servmts. Even afkr we have freed ourselves from the control of the powers of darkness and have come into the light. Ps. in dealing with unfaithful King Ahnb of Israel. and let t h m haw In subjecth . W 7 / 1 5 13. From such contexts rue can appreciate that man wns oripSnally given a position of g r e ~ tttrut and responsibility. On other occasions God llstencd to men. eaEled . their particuIar course of actlon or duty.sential to receiving this pr~celesugift from nod is referred l o bv David. a aerson who proud cannot'expect to p. Did not man's being created in God's lmage include the ability ta exercise ownership? Other scriptures rniaht come to mind g~vtngsupport to this.:ehov~h Himself I# There. Man was the tenant farmer." with open. 28:isj One must also discard preconceived ideas and with open mind let what one leal ns from God's Word mold one's thinking and WRJ of W e . (Gen. Conslder these developments: Organientlonally. Among the ways in which elders can show that they have true knowledge of G o d is by the way they Ilskn t o viewpoints expressed by members of the cwgregation. but he Ilskned. From Ctd's dealings In recent years the new order of rightewsness is seen to be so close that we can see it tnkmg shape right before us. Marah 14 have n o w come more Let w make man in our im. the apost l e Paul. and Manralc still may not undmtand such basic things as God's purpose for this earth. J e h o v ~ hallowed snaels to exy s s their viewpoihs as LO ow to deal with Ahab. W 1/15 17. Whnt better wny for an elder to feel the pulse nl the congregation than La Ilsten to what others say and take ~t to heart. W 1 0 / 1 5. This IS cviclmb when in each case we look at the context. (Matt. We can albG fin8 clear-cut evidence of its nearness in what is going on in Jehovah's true Christian congre$ntron--in what JehoIfah i s doing wlth respect to Ius people. How pur ose and undeswvtd kinrPness combine in Ood'a opernllong for an excellent ehd is called to mr nttention by a bringer of good news during the first century of our Common Era. but they need to be on guard so that they do not return t o their former ways. To gailn the gift of accurate knowledge of GocI m d hls purposes. March 18 part of Jehovah God. matkrs completely . age. tiley now understand that the "great crowd" of swv~vorsof the "great tribulation" will be the foundation of the "new earth. 115:16) Yw. 183) This helps us to anpreciate tvhy so many men who Rave made a11 malytlcal study of the Bible and who may know H e b r e ~ Greek ~ ~ . Do these words mean that man racetved a considerable degree of ownership when he was created and given this commission? It might be ar- gued that this was so. 9 3 . He was given a sawed trust and stewardship.?.

"Who la hcrilcrl impcrlccllr~~s.tll~co~u. not ot11y in these two thlnas. That is. I 1 t. he purpo. and the rrywonch thr~t How dara your wny of life it brought upon dchovtch Owl and the Christiun conarc1:rt. New English Bible. W 3/f sppeitllnl: t o the ~ t l i r r . In a famlly." IPS. and i!ic prrmri uti~ r ~ l r r r Is l [ c a t is should feel rlghteotta I r ~ d i ~ n r i . however.. 11. Thun the Sunday. wl~oar!nnmo Is Jehovah.lrovnh put on Ad:~rti n11r1 Eve.and thnt Jehovah God In heaven dld tllis for his eon. March 28 teym "aflmlniatratlon" does Abhor mhut i!8 wicked. remernberlna ll~nC irkrmnn .rl ' f t ~ c l for tians. arldrcsslng thnt One: "You. the ability to exercise His o m qualities.83:lS) It Is hccnuse uf his Creatorsh~p nf all t l l i n ~ stllnt Jchovall ~s Indccd GOD. lo abhor Ur~rler Ihnt arln~it~iatcrlngof what is bad rnenns fSmL wo nlfoirs 1)y him Lhr1.r n m d w . sexurl lminr!rnlity rnrtnnJ:niE or ~ I ~ ~ I IL TI I CS n11and other forms af wlckwtwise Gorl Iureantv tony #. Mamb 21 The faitlr that reads ta rfghleownrss fa in t h e W .rr~~c. mreh X4 tla. cspccInllv is this true tuI t is accmding lo hfu goo6 dihy when I t Is ~ p * t l a rto do preaeapure w I L ~ c ? ~ I1e p ~ r p o ~ c d ~0:'. ness. put in the Arst humans the clifferlng vlcwpoiiils cnll fur a pulenllal. Show6 h his letter that he was mmr. do we? tIow vital. n ~ n ~ ~ ~ l t of r ~ thc c l r !test. I n thnt n n y the Indlviciual wflt dnrl ~[tlvntlon. % ~ w ~ ~ . M a w h 22 Low fs Ionp-suflcring Whrn ~ v cconsider the vastkind. 1 0 -10-12) letter t h a t they nhoulel k11 out the Infmmntlnn thnt Jc- &us is Lord find thnt Jchovr~h God ralsed him franr t h e dead.q4. (Cul.ul..go. pi*onl trsL Lhnl Jecourse of action thnt would lead to unlbczttion 111 'hoav. Are 11 -13 we g o l n ~to Insist on hnvlnf: m a g . We shoulrl considcr l u ~ w In lho Bcrt1)trll. (Jer. J e l ~ o v r ~ h~ ~ ~ ~ c o ~OUT ? ~ ~111l&cs Pnul \'?hen he snirl.' It wns accordh~a to I n v u l v i t ~ ~them serves as tt God's good pleas'ure that there fine Illu~trnllon of the rinclaould be nn adminlstmtlon. Will the l o r l ~ :rninlnkr ~ war~C to retnllnte s l t h sliarp norda or cult renla+n? NQ. had course colrlrl stulnk11cti Tncliig UP ble new or inrlnnll~t'r! Ctr1.nrrllnf:.TIlc Messltrh. 1 2 9 .9 noL R. Imlltnte either human 'gods" 01' the invlsiblc demons. In all I. n better nrltnh~. nt:cmtllrlg to his good s11eh things 1vltho~12becoml~irr Illrosurr. of one anothcr. tion over thc bndlbwq cozn-Ltlkr. you izlotlc! arc the Most Hifih over 1111 1 1 1 ~earth. He wftl anlrl lltc everInstlng. in order to believe that. It wn.tulc fiurh an ncln~lnlxbatlon. Jehovah ! T h e very unfnvornb le clrcumatnnccs. that Wc t~cerl Paul's ~nspired arlmonit~on!Doing so 1s a mfegunrtl agalilst becornlnf: ilnb tators of any fahe gods. ntcr 11). but. m a l i l n ~the ncroslo!~ u8bp:ensni~l lor nlS7 One w l t l ~pxtlr Iow rvill ~ 1 1 1 tibate fin InlcrcE:t nrld flrld enjoyrnclit In rvlrnt ptensr~ one's: rnz~te. 10:1O.o tvitl come mll be very c a r ~ f i ~ regal-rllr~p: l tho tu~~litcnlioii of nll l.iot~or brutaIity.y nnrt net. of courfie.1 G : l O . one rroho lu ~ n v c r lIs R u!nner.Of colirse. El we we to become Imita. of lrusbn. B u t w h o Is the lrue God that we m e urged t o imitate? The inspired Bllile psal~lllatanswers.lnced ol It. noL somclhlnl: tllnt ~ I I S Lon tllc f r l l l . nnmety. TIls dcsttmblcd. W 10/15 20. O n t h e -Epl&.'' (1 Cor. m t t e d . Pnul ernl~hnal'ea the ~lcccl ol inlCh. Wlint anc wants mey nut ba cspeclnlly hccame his chiIdren. Jc. panlons.lty cvcry"bad nssocrations spoil u::efr~l rvllerr on cnrth. Wc certainly do not want to do as those of the world do. dntn of HIR Son .v of t h a t test things. wholchewted appointed times. or RO nlo!la bemdr:ingly.Compnro w l t l ~ Lllal npproved tion. 17a crll~rtpsu. ness 01 t h e universe. mrteli. is engather atl things toq~lher coumged reg?mdlo%s of t h e agafn in t71e C I ~ r l s t . truly 'ouv smnll md ms~gniAcant putting up with linrrlshlp but implies putlent forhenrnnce of we arc compared tu the Grcst Creator.1~. How il. Borne nuly ~. W 3 / 1 In I)rlmlorrn.28. Saturday.-l Cor.'" W r / f 5 Sn dure on UJ'e pwt. geors B management.he peothe persons we chooee 11scoinIF Tlltlt wlll mwtn pence. n st~v.and ilre confesstort tbat k d to aa1vai:on is upon the tips. -Rom.s!l:iP being Lord and thc resul raction. horrin: them. ??I@ elacd for movies that fcoture violmre. it possible? It dure the Impcrfecttonr. Mkch 26 congrqption judicial committee hen it disiellowshlps n The person falllr~itltn what pemm hecause of concll~ct la kart is j ~ i t h f t t t ulm f t i unbecoming R C h r l ~ t i ~ Wa ~ i ~ ..riglttr7nllrr (?I ar~rlphko~tn nlro i r ~IILNCA. to Inllhlulne. We must prove by om actions that we beheve that Jesus has been exalted to a position necond only to God. Is the tors of Jehmnh by abhorrfng Ilnlncrrltul~nuent by menns of hat is mieked wa ndll not nlrom Jchornh Gtlrl nrlminishe watching T V progrntna or trts nll thithr.Blmple. 13:4. every Christian must ~ L S O belleve thnL Jesue wns raisd from t h e de:~d. howcvrr. (Phll.rcrtiilrrcl l o do nornell~ingareat minister m a t t ~ io?~ pursue a to llrnva orn' fnlllihiln~na. nlllcl' hnnd. 10. not mean tlle Mcsslnnlc klng-Ronz. Also. therefore.. Ife overcolnes thc worlil.(f'!.Outsldc the Christian conqwfratior~ one Inny hayo adc itlnnnl op~~ortutllty to show lonfi-nulTarin~ when tnlklns to rlc~~hbnra nrid others about tho l3iblc'~ ~ o o U newa. bccause he 1. U'e should rcncl n:I (lid t<)C t o ( l ' ~~ ~ ~ ~ l ~lnntlard.ttlon nbuut Jetl<lvull Gud snd 111~ purposes. Om!% 8 0 ~ 1 . 15:93) Tlils 23 would include our glvlng loyal support t o the action of IL Tudny. Chrlatlritm rvlttl ~ m l thought of l m i t a t i n ~Hlrn may ly lovc do m o w than j u ~ tenaecm s t a ~ e r i n gto our !magination.gcd Lo fnsllcalloused and no longer nl. nnd he was -ng EO our own wry. We cannot b p viewit~g nntl.s. March 20 Btcome imitators of God. as bsloved c1~tldren. T l i l s f l ~ l t h must bo deep-ficntctl. PIP 8tnhv1 f r ~ u thousan{ ~.W 9 i l I.cspnridvery rlisceu~tco1~8ly or e v w i rurlcly t u a convers. w am n o t always It was God's euraoes ta ad. They d~splayof this love.I / I 111. 2:8-11) Of course. with :ts This mennn more than just bHIlons of starry galazes. God tllut. habits. and I om not Inrn~rntltln e v w r s c e r ~ lo u ~ Hmils censed?"-2 Cor.he Lhinxa that Jwun tttueht.tl~t1s rkrht [I 011e*s onr in himself for an d t r t ! n ~ i l t r a t o Ra tho W I ~ T of tile t!m at the lull Jimit n/ tlrn cw yo ~~~sand l c l . enly things aud 1n e ~ r t h l y The sltnp1lclt. not xuerficinl.trrl i t t ~ r l wile. 3:13) Even 111 i s pclrslble lieca~rseof the way sucli a close rt~lnl. 5 2 . I U 3 : 1 4 ) Nev18.holclin In a IaitSiIul c0ur.p means of n apec!:rl 1): or+ 0-i0 l" .s lonu-suRerlng end kind. 1:9.cs? In your 1111f)rrldati(1il ~ 0 1 1need not be such a.-Kph.Icaus Christ.lollslllpnil Clod cmatsd us.w 1s not n L r y s ens? to Monday.rst.

did I O T 148.horo zvns :III older man. dea~ta ? i d for the world of ~nanklnrl m general that dicl not nt:Imowlcdce my n c r w n t n l ~ l l ~ t y to his r'nther.Wndnosilay. M a n y hnre rcsidcd aamlg us. 5:45.O LIB he oppv~*tunlty to g ~ l nfreedom lroln sin and death. w . which he ~lnclly ncceptcd and from ~vhlch Iio ~ r c a t l y benefltec?. -Ram.7 1V 6 / 1 5 12-14 XFrlday.lt fecl fllmlwi~ntcvri' thc Cl'rantar wifihed larly about our hcttvelily Frlt n coovry. :l B:!. Often younR poplo go to their youtliful companion! and m k thrir aounscl.nnrl 110 hart noLhlnE I n ~ t xorrnw nuti tranble the rest of lllu tlre.He asked lur. J r l ~ o v o hCtod dld this for hutnntlt tc+hho dld not even ack~lo\vlcr?nc 111s authority in tl:rlr I!YPS. tho npnstla PMII.T h l ~ ia rurlller who went down Into rvrrlastwcrl 111 the tills "the Wold.pi " C O ~ I I I I ~ C ~ Rsound.g ~~~~~~~~~~8.He wlll speak desirable he i s in e v ~ r ywnyl Hun bountifully he llna p i u nnd ~tbtIn I hr arune c.u. I)uZ. who 1lnd bt=m hls fnt1lcr. --Jnhn f :i4.n from expcrlence. Got1 did n o t 6pwe his dearc s l Bnn Irom undcrqolng a htlnrnrTn1 death. Jehovph Ctod? HOIV truly I11 l. March 51. urlm mokea hIa gun word la used In a rise on good and bad alike."' i ~ l adeath In due time. 19:7. as your heaueaIy Pat'alher wns u t l s r r l i Inside.:los. even the wick.--. OH t h e o t h e ~hand.loi~oi dvnue btenthw more bound t o put u11 wllii tho vnry nplrit uI n flno retllcm Lndeilnitelg t l i m 110 wrrH lrilial~hlpnud n ready comobligated to Adam and Etrp. Bo thnt mnful. Ma. prompted Jehovah to 1tl1aw them to llve until chll(lih~:n Th. opening up I. ~Iloulrlnot nilr IICRI IH be slll-rctl t o wn!lC Lo r:r~lll ~IIu o 111iLl1fi1lIn Iholr srrvlcr. hrit tlwn lpnorrd the advice of thr rlldrr m r ~ . is: English RIblc.. ?a edge of ~ o o dand bad. " r~~~d~Job. crlttntlr~s John hlla u~ that the M h o n s since Adanl'rr rluy Word who la "ln thc bosom have used tllLP intcrvenlr~u onlt. men.1: Clod rccnmmends Ftfs own Ioae to rts i n Iltnt. ~ ~ n k l n rrotusr l or nction. Thus we fit~dh'oah An mankind. ixnor- Inff what l. such yollths rrrnlnd onn of young kirlK Bel~ubtrrkm.lt~tcrl hellu: conlplclr. (Prov. 5:45. 1111 & u s uurht W he I r r i r r ~ l ntrom ~ r : ~ c hexllerlence wrl hnvc. chiM. on the other hsllrE. P:l. ' rvan as t h e When Adnm ond Evo 'dl#~ n a l i ~ wrlrtl I1 "llcrlcel" nlao 1s obeyed G d ' s law 133 cnting m i cirrl~lcrl. even as Paul pores. 5:8. tlic bnll lc of H:rr-Mnycdon.. T h w I t mIaht atrd sends the rain m tIkc lw ::itlrl t h n t n thin^ Is perfect honest and the dishonest.lon wltlr t h o Vnthcr is time period to live i l l opposllln rrrla tlrr~t Ilrk?i explnlned tion to God"s stated will lnr hltn. fully deness as an e x a n ~ l ~ l eto ue.. He make s d e l i h n t s eRort to urrra Sllo t r ~ ~ s t w o r t h ymeans imitate him. M R F P ~27 i%T~morhl Date Aftpr O p. ~ h i n j rof it. On Llre contrary. ~t~runlcitHon. t. Lhen tla clllld ivlvltl likely have i 1 1 ~r l ~ h tnttllitde toward the hcl tho pnrent is glvmg and ~ I I ?illdeed k n d t from the vnihious ovcnts that touch hts l l t o ILR t h ~ !Years w by. (1 John 2 . When you truly admlra I I I ~"the voicr or rc.like the offlcer In them. 2 ) h'oe. 8 5 w t e m me imperlrct crrn\V 5 / 1 5 7. and deserved h d n e a nnd longhe toas I r i l t oj rtradsaertred kindr~esf and twt?c.-l T i m .nIntentlcrl b l ) ( ~ k c n of 11% being ed.?lull. i n l r ~ c l . liC1lol)onm 14 190 n ~ k r d cnunncl of tlls goilng mcn wftll whom hc r m w ttp They olxcred llim hnrl ndvlcc nncl encour:iged 11lm to tnke R harsh.crlpt. 23) Moreover. r f e r (Ocn. Children have had on& limkterf exwrlence In Irfe. But Got1 Irr riu clv:. then ltc will I)c 1css apt to resent hls own inexperience and be mom receptive to the learning procefia. 'Tt:c #lurchme of sinlrzl man- kind with ~reciolrsblood wm 8r1 wtstmdlng evldencs n l ~ o ol JesuqQwn deep loeo. just 1111ich hnfl the meullin~:of a ns Jehovah hnd decreed for sllokesrn~ul. Actunlly. a . W 2IL 8-lOa Thncndny.?/I 1. even as In Be child re?^ of vow haavenlp in our cvejrydny eonvereatla the Father. . That omcer zt:~sc111ltird Xal IZuirc. menn:s perfect. rn . The rrckrlt? Tn l o l l r ~ w l r l ~ t h e atlv~ce of tho younut!r persons Lnstead of the olcisr. the forbidden tree of Itnclwliin\. or velo >?ti. and we had accepted the cantmwng una vfew o j lrts glwy. B u t If n chflcl Is realip helped to uncl~ratnrtd the high valtte tllnt lkie Scllptrires place o n rxpcricnce nnrl how he perh O n r r ~ ~ yshoulcl be dert to lcnrn ' from ench experience.m.reh 26 The reminder of Jehmmh is i r i ~ t i a o r t h y snaking . who Ject. Jesus citecl this qunltty "pcr?rrl" hnve t l ~ esense of Jehovah's undeserved k111rl. Ale yoit Like Trmol!!y' W S/I :!:I. Jesus nns~~erctl. t~rhiletne were $ ! n l l b f ~ C!lrht . tn tm. uudeserving httmnna ctn~ldc h w to come into mn npprowd relationship wlth him nnd be freed from hor~dn~ot o sin and death. do you not want to kt~ig. 9 Iurrner times who sluod In Irnnt of R ~ 1 1 ~ t ~ i lwindow led Sunday. becaurre the Bcrlptuw.tct~tiE: in ctiasiet~css. relativepcrfcct" SPIISC.: Joh 2. 8/15 8 . March 80 nnrl co~lvcyc<lJ o u d to olhers You must aollmdingI# be pertliu rncssnl7c ool thc king. fiva sixtha of 111s klr~gtlum. becon&@an cxampl~to tb Init?lt?tl ones In spPnkln rn conduct. Mnrrh 28 Let no man ever look down on ymr poath. 8. mercy toward thell' unborn offsprin~ Monrlny. In view ul the rea at lnva of arrrl itnrl Chrlsl. Anrl If n clliId realJ ~ c n tkii~t 111s psrents apprerSnte thrv tlrnt there are Iessons tlrem~elres can lenm Irom vnrious sltuatfons. who dltl nol lresftnl~to ulvo the g o ~ n man ~ : T~rnr)thv~ o n r l counsel. benefit from . He dws not mtlt21hold from Vrvrsio?l) The Hebhem the things necessary for A~rlllurized brcrv nncl Orrck words SransUfe.ho mnu! nay rlurinr: hls ~al'thlymlnl~try..appncity u d e d for us! Should rrro nut rvhm he lentls the henvenly be moved to want t a be Hka nrrnios in t i ~ v execution of clod'^ r I ~ l ~ t c o juOme~ltR i~s ~t him? T o ubllatextent n'e clln be Likc Qod." Ruwly this delightful his creatures. 24 tuva b perfect? Yea.a Word Secorne fle~eah and had been born. IIo faltt~fllllyserved thsr." God's Son was t h e be like him? You may cverl i3l)ulrenrntul for Iris Father.God's mercy. Whnt do the Script l 1 r ~ 9ARY t~l)out experience? 'I'hcy soiindlq more those who ~tt~libornly refuse t o listen and 1cnl.o:. 1 :22.ren can bo taught that a b l e koowlerlae can make Fern wiser than ull the experience of n Ilictlmfr. 8 . GhoulA u7e 11c.helr gnrrl-~ts rind older ChrlAHnn RICH l l ~ v eto say. Chlldren nre lika uI Conlrn~~nlcntlti~ to others Ihat. i f i t complclely or fully serves --Matt. suffering of Jehovuh find hnvw not m ~ m diL< purpuw. whnt l l ~ a n tvolrlrl linvc been wllllti~ to do t h n t tor propts \ ~ l ~hnd u no respect for h ~ sfather? We ru'n lurlebtcrt t o Jesus Chrlrit for ~ ~ u r t ~ i ~ n s i t l ~ us a t tllc cost of h1s r>!vri 1Iru. the i m - pEriCncFd one w!se.3. Klnl: nchobr)tlm Irlst.d of the someone.-Ps.?. New ttlc ytwlwr! lor which it.

10:0. accept a apactncla In thnk.ovv1 In lilcir slrfI I ~ ~ ILI ~ ! rnalnlalns this gift mllhout prnctlce. out of frrithfuln~wte ( l o r l . -2 Cor. yes. Q P %. 1b) A n inrllvlilz~ul 11rkt1 nn Iacnhsn to honst tiliout 1118 f'fi1111 IT ha does not hnvc v:or?. tllcn It w i l l krkr n Ill. 6:15. do you wrtnt to remain Xorever? OI coursn you <lo! Then M n eflt irotu the goad counsel of tho nlnture ones who are Ye- l ~ o v n l i 'wltna%?es. W 3 / 1 5 13 Thmmdny. antg.s love thot v:e hnvc bee11 shorrlk. Ra others hlx provision nnd gain Hfe.ao] ht other t h e n persecution ha8 come upon Un becalm. re~ n r d l e ~ufr their station in and keepln~ knawled~e of Ccod'a Word Is rnrtch the same.(Jas. . what uso la It for a man l o Rap he ha# faith tohe?! he rloea no+Ji!ng to shmu t t P 4 n a . W c 111R I I P I ' P ~ ~01 ~ SJchovah Eml i~nrl Ju:rus Christ. No. Arul kink af the reW I L ~ ~that R can bc yoilrs If yorl nvolrl the ene ern ti on gap1 R l ~ h t now yr~u can enjoy rnnny hnpp experiences if tmly y a l ~ W I reach ~ out m d wlm holtl ul the thmcratic ~ > r l v l l e gbhcln~ ~~ extcr~cIed to (:l~ristlnn J ( I \ I ~ ~ An(1 I R ." Onc cnn therefore liRvtb n RIIC for playing the ptcture B tcittmpllnl procemion pfn~:a. not wishlng Tim Lmd tience that 6np should perish but thnt Q1I ahoaM go to repenthig.stick clnw to Godk Word snd his ol'unnlsat lot1 of dedicated.tte nor% un the p ~ r ut t the Chrl~EIxrr t o m to It t h n l thc prrsolls are kept wilrnl hy ~ l v i nthem ~ somethlrl~.ers~1 IVdnrndmy. wroLe same very htrong 111lt1~n.r. be r.hat cluostlons comu up.lon to 'J'lmotkiy otlr ntlvi~llcrln~nb nlhn w i l l Iku r n t i ~ l l ' c ~ x Eto all. It rcqulres seriouu study BccllmulnlR nn nccttr~te knowledae of thc Bible. 1U) Works nrr zimled to demt>nsl[nre thnt tlin clrsire exprcsxml In tlw words I. trnnalnt.Llltcwlxe fnltt~akust be ~ c o o n ~ p n n l ~hyc l works. Nu I L ~ I L L ~ . Bervice to Ood and Christ Is a saurm of rcfrwhment and JOY. temptl1. -I cw. e:r. is why t11n Rr:l. TuWajI A p d 1 . To illustrate. Jesus s w e s owrrarrhlp ef the human sate With God. nu Chrlatlrtne we Rre '110 longrr I i v l n ~for ours e l v e s .' TerEulllan'~ Whlla 11 Isl true that knowlsdur Is ~1 "gifl" from God. 13o the will of aclrl.Frm?iu:+.I11p. he 1~ lllnt all humans ate red1 the discuaslng the srlflerinp Lhnt property o i nod an$ of t h e n p o s t l e ~ eqlrrlcnced.Thfs has been the cxpcrlc~lce of our brothers. -2 P t . we refuse to fret incc!lvcd 111 :ha politiml and mllltnry nilnlrs of Che nntlons.clrr. [Matt. nnd to once IVC llavc 11 mc rnr1. . a : G : RCV. .lj~tlirr. nlosnl Ilvr.Julne~ ]loink out that wortla t h a t nrc not bac1~8d1111 ~ l t h & C ~ ARPO Of na vsluo. cmr do mnucl~t o prevrnt a ~ ~ i i c m t i o pap n from nslslne in the first place. but jor I ~ i mwho diaR for them. If cine w m t ~t o s@c per- sons keep then~wlves wnrm. Rwe mu1 uoan not taking about the apostle8 ae being Iltc. vie!tRt?d thorn lmtlin~ honest In your' 1ovo for fellow h i m a n s lives.imdtwo la. April 2 8pcctr~Cr)~.ta!~s. ia dantl in I1snlf. Brlnlr rh victlm means only rilan~. make things 11nrcI fur Ctu+ls!. lhcy seen1 t o have t h e Rcrlpllrrnl xnswer.lcclnlly in lands urldor cllcl. *? Pr&vt=rbs $:I.~rectrkcl+b"thnt thc npustIes allaorbrd in tlaem.a to brclr: It up. tcnrn the truth.Flr looked n1 fnil h 111 Gllc fjtlma way tllnt. "thcnlrlral Pontfw o t ~ rtlresc things. (Acts 20 28: I TI^. lalcy 11nva bepa pw~ecuted h~crtutlc of obeyfag Jews' conimrtnd to teach God's word. spunlc both of Ciod n~lrl r ~ fCt~risl as t l o h g Lho pul. W 4 / 2 7. 'I'llr Ilne of lenst rcsistanco nnuld be to ~ l v oill. m11r. I~~rtenci. 2:15. W 6/15 21 Sunday.l~hrrslnc. Irowrvpr. to llvc gotrrl. rand yct we &ould not be in^ loA like d~spiaetlcrimiconclrtdo that hla ability ta llny came w l t h o ~ ~cfTort t or 11la1s to the n r a m wh~1.1BR nnd atller Chrlstlans nblutp.of the r l i h t l ~ c wuf the Chrlscalinr uf your apprec~athe tlall wny of lifr. hi6 rlnlm thnt he ha8 Init11 I8 s]. Bylngton. 4 :9. It fs his tiesire t 1) tit peopIc everymhem. 8a 8 Z - Xhd world I8 pm81nQ away and ad b it^ deafre but he t h t doe8 tile W M Ia) GO$ remains forctlet .a::peetabor8 will 1. as Jollll rvr0tC.t 2:17. Dub never roucluda that LIrey AUL th~ilknowlerl~ewithout eff~wt.ion help8 us to get t11ls vivid i ~ t ~ ~ofr the e SUI11 Is uot acqulred or mainInined wlthaut considerable Perlng u i hrlall~nfi when it fipeak~ of thrnl m "men II personnl elTorE. my lsw do not $ ~ fiat. New F:ri~llahR!3ble. Yes.pr~~ntment nncl death. (Untt. thoy hecnrllo cmvjnced c u n t l r ~ ~ ~twf nwiden ~ out be. Really. dunt unylnl< the words "Keep nn~in"wlll ntlt b e n c f i l your Chr!stlnn bruthcs or 61ster. 'rllc. 3 3 . kprll 0 My brothers. It hehlg his life t h a t rvns Glre pricp. It kc bnckcrl up Ily nction. bn]~l. even tn rlle.ln~i f:overrlments Rut. 111 tile i ~ r t u r ~ Well. thc Oricinxtor of tlir b r r n l ~ ~ e r n r t Tllnt l~. The ransum mutl llfa yrlce w s Jesus' slerfect humnll IIIr. 2 ~ 1 1 ~ : . April 8 WC hove h c o m a theatrical qcctacrc fo thc world.he ctc~nnuds of the Golnlllnl.NO m i ~ t l r r~ v h owe are. (%Ef)ln. 5 : ~ ) GO^ runHlrlrrR llIe BS something h l u h l y vnluable. : My firm. a ~ : i g . Adnm lorfelted perfect hulor MmseU and his r l n b r l l oflsprlng. H v may have ccrtaln u ) Roman times At the rear nnturnt illcltnatlona that lend comra the thltlifol hnnd ot thornaelwa to his musicsl EIpOSI.lo one. fi we Iircci IMfiril'a ritlrnot~ll. fa rtlrvirag pawith w . and wicketI spirit f o r m . 1118 hnli brother of . in tho Irlbir '1s by hrlnot n [)mad adnnnccmrtal may bc manifest mall st~cl~d~~~. If It due^ not hnvO works. i'fnitli. 2:11. in fallhfiil service. hut n ~ o r t y and CDIIto rill. Apprcdntl~l$ thp bol1nct1r. 10.1'1 .t lrpep nlizdyiti~I n mnlntaln 11.. we nte w~llfng to bll:ler. All you young people. He does not wnnt tlluse whom he lrouqht wit11 the precaous blood of his 6 u t 1 to 1)crish. Yuu mny notlce ths skill that OtllerH hnw i l r thclr use of t h e Dll~lo. In d~allnn!t:ill~ tlrr m n t k oi fnltir Jnrnu~.ntorlal ~ ~ f l eOften . whlla accnmmotlnblna I. that your prcrenl. 4:15.u~'lous. as Christ? W 2/15 I-6b tllouuh l ' e ~ ~ r ~ ~ ~exposed htrl~~y i ~ ?a ttient rr br!ore n 1mIr.m n ~AprlI4 .s genull~c.-1 Jalin 2 : l l . 1l:ZR-30) But humhns ~vi:hout frith. W lil 14. rr mrirrlcian mag be mid tn polntcd tO IEqht alth mfid beasts.--I T i m . bccnum IrtlKlh of tlnys nnd grtftra nT HIo and pcnrc wlU ba ndrlrd tcl you!' Pnrmlts. Our getting fenng nntl denth. It' 5 / I 25-37 Ratw&byp Apin ET [Ckfatl dktl tw all that l l t o a ~who llva rnlght live no lonprr jar tlvmselues. ~ Work hard nt nvofd!rlg Ure generatltlm RRI) $ ~ l dt~ccoming vlctims of st. I I nnd my commrandments mny yolrr Iwnrt observe."-Jas. Pnul rlld.

h g l v i n ~tnkcn service t a God. -. of ]>Uure \vorr. har ring his vlow of hucornbinea both i. W 2/15 'I-Vb r"hnrriday. but take pour part la suflctlng eoil jm tlrc good to t b r puturr Tim. art aP the modern 'npcctncg to tho nor:(!' resented by morlrsn sairllua? rnr:~?"You can. I nY f[iInilY an[[ 1 ~ friends? ' u#eetwn tor nttc another. cpblln~ anything In r. ii-. by p ~ o ~ n pnbedlence. In a Unrlcrl Nntlons organl~a.' (Heb.hly bother silnon peter.n~n them? When your love rind that js the chrjstinn b ~ o t h e t h o d .ed and Pnptixed servants of Uocl have tered to pleceal Plan out u scbme.snta who are ckllcnr.!!h. We nmgt love God with our t~qholr!I~cnrt. A fnmlly r c l a t i a p rlln tI0 for tbotre ill u~llortunnte clrcum~!nnces or tbase bledslnc. The modProve ~/o?lrselveeeon8 of your ern unificntlol~uf the people8 Father who 13 in Ihc J W C I D E ~ . thny know that thnv wlll eontinut l o lace trihalntinn riaht Il~rourrhthc end of thla wicked Vshm of things. They clo in(l@@d yepresent the ganuin~ ChrJaLian cong~egution. sell your h e h f l n g s ontP give to thc poor and corm: be mrr fo1lotser. you treat people as God's The world of 1nntlM11dcannot property.ripofr tricked pcmic o~irtgoad t lty rv111 not Irlumph ovcr nrrd makes i t rain l r p f l ? ~n'ghctod's P U I ~ O R O Ir)lm mankind.-2 Cor. Do rncial zlld r.q tlhn brvt inGod's purpQ!. if ever. 19:2I. T o be Imitators of Cird by belnu perlect even He is perfoct. tlu 1 think nbortt wllnl: I -Ram.even if l e m e d the idctltity the not esM(?g. and only the best ior Lhem.la nprn-etfn:sB? K ~ V P of myself 11% hellnlf of tlnnshlp m l p p l i ~a bond t h n t rll-1lOrR with no thullr:ht of cnnnot be d r ~ ~ i e dHowever. 12:10. 5:45. tcolrs p ~ o p l e and f~nr4gltteoz~s. ! . but he Jovrs humnm ing custom. Apfl 1% "Abraham pwt jaitlt fn Jahourah. They by ran ~ l t l their tcr of combllll~ru Eqetfier. aanHnu Ihem to be united nrnonrr fl~ernwl~~es~ hllrwe in the bl?%?lngs he h s for they arc not united to it1 ntore for thusc rcapecthg Jchovnh Goc1.rdes. -people teach the name hutha.ellt tl1cir ilersmal1W with the good npws to his l~c".Yr~hovah ovPn fleshly brcbt)lura do not hwe.ln.be "perfect" l i wr: hold I~:~clc in ow servlCC t o (3od.-2 nmt mtuv.rClllK confidence in bla friend. Btothms in t h e ~ ~ " b e m ds h u t b rxneckd l truth havs ~onlrthing that "11~1 incl~rdm the l t n f ~ t. l i : 8 ." attd kc crrm to br: called 'Jehnt:al~'~ fr/mrl!'-Jas. in n fnrrlqn 1nnrl. E v r r ~ in the ninb. in the family clrclo with What ~~orlrlly-wise men ~iltllty I I P love and nnertlon that iicheme Is c!on~~rcLPt o failure.1 2-4a scars nr:r). Zt dthor devclwu rlr rer.:i~t.. brrrctenetl h h s e l I of tilt: d1. not only lion.r! n~utuol f a l l h Illld N r n l j d ~ l lk~ U b P j l l la.tlatlships. tllosr? flllr* qualities Tills Ai>rahnm rlid tllroupllaut 121s lifr. cmd it hl~rlngthat W irnpln!lM in lu!Zt not stand. They wa r ~ u 1 Chistrans. TIIIR 1n wrnethlna to bc watched and s ~ f e r y t l r ( I l ~ ! $r!i~~eciaHlywhcn per?c~jr~i nro Hvlng clomly toceLhrr n R h ~ t ~ b n nand d wlra.lllintc yokl we! i d t f i l l ~ p : . lq~hrt Isninh was inspired tu r:rry tn erleloy r~coplcsIhr! nllortb. Whnt nl~anitll: do Jestls' there 1s n :~~estionfor enclt indiidd~~nl:Am I pereosialll! wluinr: to Ilc n.k~ others feel thnt they am flpr. I!la ownership rl~ht. Whnt a health ~ r o w t hto a Bnf re~atiollstfp I W h a t s Zhrlllln~ concEuslnri I Abraham hnrE eat inlth In God. They alhv haw 1l1c upportunllp . I1 must fall. Anrl as an orgnnixn. W 5/15 16 r . ufc rvill he sharlng in t.to torge a with us!-Isa. April 7 1 am WPed blemed. PsrQird puraebea. varyMne.orhI pence a n d secu. Am 1 ltrclined t o (John 1:41) yes. a& be shut. AprM 8 rrk~Hltics.llulr children.lrnepreschicg IrTork....s- tcnclione that kept hlrn from bolu~:perfect. rnn~lklr~d. Thla is prnvcfl by how tllgr scrullu101th:~ try to apply the Bcrlpturc:: In t h e k o m l i v p ~ . 1).do I u. there 2s lill even cloher bond.poner fw h i s snkc. ! t r ~ l n ntllk.si?xcc hc malcet ?tfs R I I ~rise tion for c. . 17 Yoursell: When I nlu In control of my Ilmc.110 first u r all n. mI.acrcnnts of God.eliglt)~~s prcjudicea. A rrlnl. Thus if wc have no salptirrnl ahllcationr.lle n n t m l Iovo for tllek ORu p ! Speak an# trord." and especfnlly ( 3 ) hi8 'oflrrlng up of Islnc.-Mutt. Ro prompt.ebwn Xr. ern "'sspectncle tu the worlrl" m sufCcrll11: for the ram8 t h I n ~ 3ns (lid Jesus nnd hi8 apostles.ch.q and Xwmlmy. ur physlcnl hnlldIm~)sto keep us from nhnriny: full time in prearhltlc: the Kingdom ~ o o dnewii tn olhrrn. 17-19> Nollce how the i a r c ~ n l n1s ~ :well s r ~ p ported by Jnmcs. mind nttd ~ t r ~ l l ~ and t h . But the Ratnrdny. Jehovnli'w people are llot a thrcnt ta Inw and order.. 2:23.nd (2) hi8 Hvinp: for year* "na nn allen . .s.. and 41 was counted ta him aa rlphtpasrsness. Pnul mentions three hlg ere?ita wlic!~ Abrahnrn.w over Cod's joy and sntlsf~ction plrrpme but plnn and fig1zt Lrlt~g ur~nfkiriable nny other n ~ a l n s tit. 4:4. Or. t ~ t . Thc-rr! n ~ n y l. t provrtf hln 5brollK fnllh nnd devollon 1A1 Jchovnh: 1 1 ) HIS leavlnu hIs hnmetown nnd country whcn called. Jehovnh's W ~ ~ ~ P K Tare E S d mod.. the human race l a FncreasetI Jehovah Gorl lof~thaawickhp languogs BlIrererlces. or complete in hla Eervlcc to Goc!.rs.rnrllntl. hut I t cnnnnt be talien for granted.lilp. Josm realiecrl Ilint lle rnrnald Im benefited If hr nn- It $IOU . Jesus showed this wllen R dch young man cnme to him and asked a'llnt he muaL do Lo galn avrrlnsttnx lifr. t ! a t . In clillclren to bcconw ralihful n Unitwl Nnrlon8 organlea. wo must be dolnu all we cnn I!r the Interm(.I:e it111-t. it words ni~out lmlng "perfect" have for us lotlay? Thls: Wa nlmply cannot be conteut wlI.Their conrrcRntian is the mmr! in stv~rcturo RS h a t OOrrWsRen by the nl>ostles and prophet8 111 news &cording 01 <God.w tlirst! n h o s t Ja brotelrr low Itave tmdw axt:hi\ively to Lwnctlt myxetf.Monday. 1 : 8 .tion.rl ---.1 0 . 10. The dlvislon of -Matt. n?t R ~ ~ O prrW so!lnl dcelres to 1ntorr1:ra wILh o i ~ rcotrrplcle devotion to Mm. .l? Abk IV 1 0 / 1 5 15. and ( 3 ~ 1 ad Rt. 1Y 2. /or God ia hurnanklnd. 6a Frlaay.lnn6htt) rtlrcly. the polilicr~lnnd wlltary t l l l ~bring the inmily clnscr uiu tolmdms are ~ o l l l f icoatrarg to but it 1.. We cn~inot. aprU 1% Do not become ashamed o t b witnrss about our neiilttr.gsiah.lo l. But wllcn v o w famtly Ood. of me a pri. n. when &drew might be l o n o l ~ . AprN 10 want t o pe P E T ~ E Ofl0 ~. Fnlrl speaks of furrl ilia$ can They not only pn. they ccol~lrl pasu on conspiracy n}:it111:it IIirn.lnlly appeal to me? Do I 1nlk.It 18 really n ~cltlPr horllr~nce.. op ming poutlns hi^ prOpertv nlld wants cnl aims and lrPcoloaLes. 8:P. hi~nrlrt. evon In smnll I ~ ~ I I A toB dcmonet~nto . Ovrr two thousnllll Ihrrr. and ft wilt be broken t. IV J / 1 5.

And mom than thnb. bhougll dwbtlng.soclal!on 1~3thChrist Jews.a t a r collcclor. 20.rt persrn does I11r: w i t h ~odlydevotion in as\vrll to nsk lllrnsrll: 'Xi . W 9 / 1 5 15.LIon 1!1 nccck!tbla Id tho Lhe pnth of light.Bmdav. As w0 we seethe c o n c l m such a one. Ior our to1 tlsrkness surrouncltng them i ~ ~ a t c ~ ~ c l No l o n . April If3 slllpcr? JR iny wny o i life one t hdm prove rulrat his o?m nE InlthTtiliicsn? How nm I h fa. and It is to hlm thnt A n ncmuntinu rn1r. thr! Gnrl nf In cowlparison wfth the Inithll~lne~woultl httvr! II ?rototliw p n . ( 2 ) the Kin~dom fllorijp God fn the body 01 or 13) the ransom. 4 : 9 . Ply hy the warlcl's stmndards. Aprll 17 if one Is practlclng the truth.nay!ng thnt a unhersB1 audience or us should be interested. us thcy carry o u t thew worldwide wltnesslng. to rlt:ht nnd w h r ~ t I V ~ O S ~ K . :. hrj~nhis l o u k i n ~Inr Iirlthfril. ~~nstendv in all h u m q f i . This self-examination ent o men. us some course and regain G o r l * ~favor. mengrovldcd jlr~l 81tct1 14 dlvlno bnlnllce in liie mldst of the nt~tndnrrli n hla Word. 6:19. W 4 " I 10-12% npss rmorir: hi:. Xn spttr of tlrm t?l~mselves hnvc no under~tllTer111~Ch:lC the n O B t l ~ l 8lnlltEtng. Rucll perEullR wollld know. such R t w " F r i h y .thians I0:IZ thzt those r h o cgmpnre "tl~emselres with j c c t t d nu tbcy cnrrfrd out Ihclr mlnlstrstry. (1 John spcclnrla to anprls.hat would tleflnn A problem rums thm who Tor' tlla worshl e m w h r ~ t lu m n t to wnik 111 the light. 11nt to be fo~ind w i t h t h ~ s t!mt the Iovlur: Crcntm is 1vt10 arc most popular mnr511 ftllly nupnre of 7 he good ones the world httt d t h t11o. astd blown cbout. in positions of weighty sc~~onctheless.to dll.hc hhort. WIT.6-8. are we. ~ b n t l I V I I R ~ nre persecuted bemuse of livt ~ : i c ? l la dolu~. Rnther. Y w similarity between the hcolment accorded these and the will cwitlnue to "glorify God. prglc.I f he does not Iisten Even to clples. ters Lnto n number of ~4t~ltRI nl ens. Doubtlnn uaruallv does nob involve fugdb~ientd truths such as (1) Jehovah's with a price. all who are to enan enemy or refuxinb to dure will have to lmow GDd. l o practice the Son. B y all means. and due Our young Czechwlovaklan some t o prfde we put our j ~ e r s o n ~ l bmthws who refused. 7 ' * ~ . aufIer sirnThis does not mcan thnt CEod has rejected them. u o r 1 . for yoas were bought YOU I have done. 4 a l . oerfiecution or nressure mieht heem t o make life easier. 3 :I?. mEre From Jesus' own example it bearable: whereas proving ia evident that there was a fe. I n fad." Let us not be memmng ourselves t l ~ x .b-ponsiblllty.er~ fnithfulnem to W. l a fact. may becoms concerned wllh mlnw matter. he i a nn indecisive man of the notions nrtd 8s a man.cct them to rspc~itnnce clchtedaess t o Jehovah God and into the path of rlnhteousneufi.w nIla n s well ns l h c bnd. Wo wc.and his &Tort$ to heal tlioso r:masad &use for a while. rirndunlky may never face Wc not doubt Jehnvnh such a severe test to our because he uwa imperIect rr. trekrtln~ I t e mil[ recew? a n y t a i r t ~porn an unrepentant s1nner. . had t h e us in the words above a ~ n l n n t tlrm conviction that." We should Zet Gr:dgs hure. o #1111s put us the npontlra PH 5 . pTCr." God alowed them to appear as low- sons of men.shotrld do it. baptized Chrktians W R / l 19. xl. 1. P R U ~ I n hare. ?tot that m a n arrpgosa that ( I Car. 18 t l n ~him Arst? Or.-3 Tim.d U he1 us to uvord dn~ibts.-Prou. a~havah'a people today. as we11 as llle 8 h t e r n m t nt 2 CorinPI. and 1 :R . let I ~ l mbs 6 us a man of tho will you do 111 the face of such t o 8 ~ fust d~iiicultles? Wvlng in to the natlons and as . Ihat by some other hwnan. We w r a spectntocu to Ehe In. t r u ~~ n d Ialw? Ye% nP Huhl and w l l h his in iC la. BUC. nnmely. Ycs. out the glving o i help lo thwe we could essily su~cumbto t h e who want to correct R wrong pitfall of doubting. April 14 from the Chrlstiar~ conq:rrl:nHe roho donbta Is Uke a m ~ v e tion. us Jwt\ of thla system of things draw.lnlctionil V P girding those -dlslellobshlpcd Monday.p. Wa have becoms (I tltentrical wa1l.-1 Cor. W 7/15 15.. R closn and Jesutr Christ. you will make the right decl8ion. thEs does not. If who were splrittu~llysick and you bear In mind your in.ing in lhe llght. dcdlcated. tax cdlector" means tlierc -JUS. Gad wottld not God has dealt a?Eh hls peuplo forget them but wmId restore in the past and the present them ta Me. To this end ~Lal mnjorlty u i manldnd." trcalment set forth in tho FV 6/35 32-24 nnostle Iyni~lkin:. not " r n l x l n ~ In 01 the sea drIt?en by the wind company" wIth mlch oacs. Anrll 18 do mot 'be&g to-m r aohaa.example shows.nnclnrd (. ncni! .d be mnda.. possibly your sclrwlrnates or work. ns "1% Jtblfovah. uranium mines t o help to A half brokl~erof Jcxus wnrns equip the mlIitsry. and supposr tllnt.cvm now put..lr. Jehovnli'fi l o v i n ~ care n ~ ~m r lt c h f r ~ ~ n r sfur s the wellme o t hlil vnple nro most Ilnrly. ns well as to work in and Jehovah's orsanlaatln~~. ~00C1 bo it1 union with the Suurce nnrl bnrl. aa Paul snld. one needs the modern con#rEation of Sehowh's people lorl:iy in order to he a splrlti~nl p ~ r s o ~ The i. Nor r!ocs S t r~tle with the w a y he deals with us. 6:4. h a v l ~ l gin rnincl dlpnlttes. as shox common courtesy nnd Unlem we are weU acquainted consideration. 1 5 :5.lllrltt~n!lg mlndeg men W~>rrlshow what God requires lxirlt l l i r r ~tvnuld IISIVA knon!~ of those wlio say they are thlit Cmd b~ckccl1lp the nprW '*prnctlclag the -truth.r~~r. let not "even eating" with tiirn~. self-exnminatlot~ is vltRI. Ood n l ordor n t ~ dacnca hna 11 iu how to lreep propertruth. truth Is rvlrlent. 20 WIIP tVotlneatItcy..Appl! XK Inntes put pressure on you to 111)nndonyour Christian p r h . sovereignty.itbful to Jehovah God may difference between friendship mean continued ~ n deven in.t ~ l l ~ rbook r nt nut1 not be enticed away from I~>at.-I Cor. and t & 7 ~ Ihe will have la ktlow II 11e npprovm of wmk canna jar exultation i n re1na7' Is it not rcn~onnhlc to ffard t o himsell slme. flrens tn which ench one y e s .gs oj Jehovah aro 3n cveru kecpI?~fl watch ? ~ P U ? L 1 LP bad otws and tlre lnet on exl~lbltionas men npo i n t d to death. W h n l are you doing and the corrgregatfm. military optnions nhaad of C&'s Word duty. W e we in. too. we you people. Jehovnh's eye8 are ogm to sea all the wnyn of the good 0nc. tile oppasltlun ~ r t d Fnul's word8 above. s!tould be no Irakrlzlng nrltt. ' r r l ~ thla fnct. 5:IlI clearly. using ! { / I 5-7 God's Word as the guide ns to what one should be doing Thtlruday. loo. l. --~utt.WC~~~IWL LO which he ttnd R t u rornpnnions were s t ~ b . A knowlerljic o: h o w kllled by men. AprM 16 Tlrs ct/.! T a r ~ h y . docs hr v i e w n i t n:. require our trestil?~such a one ing near.

110 llni4mts nrs alwrtyn spenklnr: crlllcnlly of olhere. gsrard what is faid up In trust mfth gOuI turtdng mtmn J ~ o mthe m p l y speeches t f a t t)ialale what is Irfl1g. W l O ( 1 5 29.haMast High God t h ~ t deflt~aycd. Apfll 21. A m %!t IJappy arc lhoee ?ah4 Mae born persecuted or righteownres' sake. Therefore. (]I&?. I anp man looea the 3hlmlrctllinIlr>int3? Is my ~ n b rrlo.(r. . tSirous11 gourl rnnnnars. you know l l ~ n tnne. Why would Cirlstinns llvlr~rt so far from G M ! ' S M'rlngu of n n ~ lj u a mesit ncpd to lee1 this wny? 1Flcrc icUt be no end. 'Snle could lend to his eternal UndainK. now.A ~ t ~ tnmlly. (Gph..n t hchOCI1.25: 'flltrs 2:d) IV!Lh love.'f)h. .1 come from a. I I R lilenla rb I!n]>roven Iirlnllg cornni11nlcntton. V?:laer.?lPccrlCored II 1.o~tl! honcl o f lol'e will unik Chrlstlnn Inrnt1le. 8:7.Jli not only be a wordrr R~OYC. reAlx~tlt Ihc y e w 64 C. tilnaelf. Monrlny.flrin t o 'krep close In mind IS rtcllt.OO(t yonrs before the presecce 3r da I s ~ c k tr~ ntlopt imof tho "~IRY" of Jehovah's nodnat tmtl ~xtrerneEnds rind t~tdpnlouitof (=RrJalendomand . the ~ c r ltll l n t. n~orhrd fenrs regnrtllng rvhnt pcrrerse tillngs tile cncrny mtrht comc- d n y d o trr Or~rl:9prorlrc.o 8hn1. I t mould nut hn wise for us to make a prnctleo n? Ilstenlng to fake r r l ~ ~ l o u 1)ropnanlda n on the rr~dlonr on tclevi~lon. zmrl wlln t ~ t k n~ kind. H n w can any person endure alrcll ntlvemity? There IRonly one wny n person can senlo111 :II rn L L ~.c ~nr\nlntohrr s11L11r. In the t l ~ c prcsenrc of the day of id~lil~orl~oorF and clecwhere? J~!~ovah.Jehuvnli of BrnlIeE will d o pamalr I ~ E ~ L R ~ O wXth tlils.S Christian while mflcrlnf! evll: Re must ho n ~t)l\lbr:tl persull. fionday. which fa the prrt ntF. 5.nuL ki fleshly thfnkirig irj nffnctl~ig h l ~ llfe nnd 31s hse n worldly viewpoint. lhey are nol o111. 1V 3 / 1 5 14.in^ back t l ~ e n . t i e roue of Ihc mther lt11:11 ailvn~~r:crnci~b nlun1Pe~t fn trot In bitn. die.prll 20 hntnlrlrly wit11 Ciorl'c wtll. 4 : C . tenderly campalblonate. Rcgulnr C O I I V C ~ ~ I ~ 111. Eee t t l l n ~ sfrom God's standp0ir. ~ L I ~ ~ W ~Inr I I Rrighteousness' ~ n k c . rlo 1 ~ I v e tunrrd rl: t h thinfl~ in the :vidr~ioc tl~rll. find t o lnkc 1hn lntererrt in other pro lc And w h ~ n pnreilCH ahow ilnlity. jreeIr) for(flvirtg own o ~ ~ o l l i rfirst r C a3 Gnil nl?o 7)g ('llrlst f r r ~ l p jorflfl ~w to ti -#. tho chnritl~l 01 comrilunlcntlot~r ~ m n l n sopen. The BlbIe Is t h e instruulrnt provider1 by C .se: TILO LO^ i t m w rju WcIl ~tlfLh?lox prvlcct ~ot'ctnrnent that the hlcsslnh Jesus ~411 give z11 arrrl wv may mdtm a lbng mt~t~kind. W SII 10.-lrl. Pn~rl'sndvlw is pertinent I I P ~ C . n. I L LH \~P~IPIIcIILI fur t h n Ininlfy I. HI Peter told Corneill reflect fnwrnl>ly on the I ~ I IBSl ~ d~ I ~ O BWP i t h h i m .dle cntrrn~nnd rvilh rt promi. nnrl wlmt wonld trl~lished nnd maln:ained in d jrts!lm ~ r l d righteousness.ento Iw: Iovlrlrr nnd lorgivlne. prtrcnb in Ulrnd~y.rlf: When I go rl!~tof thl! Ilrr~~!~r. thelr recorrl br7 We tMny sho~!ld 1 1 k r w l ~be conmrued This gomnment of mlretlon to whnt kllicl o f record we for the people vrlll be set LIP n:i by Otd.ly Into our homes. b : I . HY 1/15 1. or readinf: novola wlll not Improve uu~r knowledge of the CrenLor'a purposes. loving ntlrtude.-l 3'ltn.v l . ~fltnrentee ol this promised pyc~r~rr~mcnt In t h a t h e resurabediencr: to pnrent~ia not rcclccl Jcs11# C h i s t .hen try to plnemuromy pariho prcuenl &ern of things. Tho qucstion a h t be aakd. 311 mislon tr>thf rwlntlona and r r ~ u z ~ s rof l YOHI. :nts into str!lnlr t l i l n ~ a my YcE Pfter'9 words had an n~ulicirllun to C l u ~ i a n slivany? W 2/15 29a H n h r d a ~April ~ 19 To llra abtmdunce of tlte pr1naIy rnla and to peace ~ e g - i p r m w ration~lleefind cornpromim. even Ilc who clnirna lo know the way of tho truth may under Becanre kind to one anothw. S r ~ c ha orlc will knotv that tle IR . Work nt lnaking ynilrsrlf the kind of p r r ~ o i l thnt G o d would npp~.40-43. thinkinr! Lhnt thln mould equip us to rPIule ~ri~acrlpturalteachI r r ~ n . 3 3 1 . ~ ~ t 11e l a l ~has provided nlrcrly uirla lor c l l l t l w t i n ~the ~srtlor t r u t t ~ . But Ilnmilta rho srnwtli over the lniblr~nnrl fnr~llsof others.Lord.-1 John 2:15.9 bzd.r 1lirlt1 tl~~vt:lapit~g 11o IIRIIIL or a5~Llrif:fi1~1111rnLc1y. nnrl through hh dsible 01 ~ n n l r . 'M librtZltnla Ircn cornmzinimltlon hot?vurn [mrcnttl nu& chilrlmn. twlp their chlld~. Ilr hnn inspired manv other fnoti~m".3 . n Ct~rlfllliin s l l l r~row1117 !l!ht~mday.I i ~ rtliry would. Wnlclll~ig entertnlnment on telovinlon.E.fi~l o11c btit also be n CllnP. 12) 30 I cnncrnte ~ r l l hrnv ClsrisWllen Chriditians f i& rend . April 82 0 Timothy. whlle thrre Is tehttvc calm in moat of the world.ovc nt nrlv f i v l e . nrot~ndltlarn wore rrulng lo he licl'e we huve promise Thry wnuld nrso flbam[. 15 Wmtnastlrry.-Isrt. upon 1nny other attitude llrsone of Drrufd and ttpon l ~ i s BPcnuse lcntt tlletn i r ~ t oputting klnarlmnr Q order to estahEsh ~vould ttfeir truM. H~lenlng ta soap oporns nn tho nillo lo. bc ohrdlant to voftt R tho of .9 nod's )ur R=w under VXP Is the t l n ~ ato w t ~ r k hnrrl at developing ''the mini1 o f Chrlst" nnU to Ict it control every atipect OX one% lifc. It really means sub10. Thr: ~tl. Tliny ncrt? to keep qtrersns of 31~<tlue and by means i n mirlrl ltlnt the t l ~ l r ~ g s oJ rEyhtm~~q?ress. hnve In provr their intemity thc D~tvldlc Kingdom of his to Qoit by hccrlrnfz Juhn's Mc&slnll !vl." W t n t Jehovah is Fal. 6:20. Yotz Do nal 1x lorinn d t h s the rnlcilt nsk yotlr~. u i h l i i ~ up tho joy of gtvlrrl: but nlso kespirlg open tho r l ~ n l ~ ~CII i r lcornmunicatloii.s. then I t In icvrll thnt IVC now R ~ V Z ~ ~ C in know!cdr!t? t h a t klefits tile eervnntr.Inn 1)rirrmts In HIY cl~olcsof tllosr! words it wns more than ~ r s n r ~ r rrrr~omln(: rl anrf d r ~ x v ? I .LIludr tuwnrrf older nposllr! Pcler wrote t o the Chri~liancongregation urgIll~ ~eoy)lranrl thorn In nuthority mtl thro11~11 flrrnncw lor what l. rl!. HF hm men us R i i ~ l i e on the earth.-hatt. not by tho nre maklnr:. ~niE110~11"In worldit fit?nlv nrrd to azrstazn it b!.'( 2 Pet. 2a rlr:mr~c:rtillr vote of thc psoplc. thc very ma1 Chrildren. 0:l-31 Stnce i t 1.hl. 11n rr). d .TllnC we need t r ~ cuillvr~tr nnrl t o imp~ove our knrnvlcrlge uf the truth Is in hrirnu\ny wllh what Pwl wrnla. S'or. nr dl~glnh." -Kph.t. ns t1lu lrppbet Isniah [corn or1 t11hny. nor to llrivr! BIIOII Illtcrntnra come reg11lnl. for this i s rlglrfeoio: "linrros your jnlher nnd mw o w lor 118 will accompllzh. 5:lO. But i t is nilt mlw to rlevelrqj nnd dwcll on clnrl:. world. ly tlllrles. Frtrtn(s 11ml t a elcpres an8 encournm contj~n~lnfi love. from the usl: a mnller of r i o i n ~what (Irwrl on the third day in dnhry my but nlao lncludes rllct~llon of the innocence of contormlna to wbnt. fiornctinlea cblldrc~i hccolne f. dow~~f:mdlrir: others.1113 W ~ R L f.lc ~rophPctesrespect. ot Jehovah. ApM 24 the Kla~rlorn \o the earth ~ I O ~ ~ I I I Lwith L P ~ men and wornr n prrlrct Itr knowledpe.

Love Is reaFLsdic: it dces not cxpect perrcctton from Imperf ~ r lpeopI~. love will cause us to neck to werlook it and protect Ee- rloua wrongdoing ia inv01ved. Whnt nbclul.645 year6 (from 1613 R.onlBlhis \wittPn Word nrld hhs organizatlnn. and the blood ot Y c ~ t t 8J ~ f aSolt CIeanses U S from all nin. Tf we are going to practice tha truth we have to be "mlkin^ in the 1I~ht.. rather.000. then ahen U'A BBB t h l ~system of things nppravlna of slnndards that w e contlemned by God.nnd others who are w o ~ k l r lhard.'rhey have wanted t o clo 111~ work ne 11s wishes it fr. I V r wlll Inlloff Mnses' exnm Ir. 7. Ctorl purpowrl t h t llla Son ahottkd hnvr a body of W o cfatcri w l l h irirn 111 tnking cnre of tllirnriri 111lnlra. we wllt not nllow oWrrelves t o dwell o n the seeming: sathfsfac- tlun of stzch a course. J m u ~ChrIsE nnrr used hy Clod ns the meal18 by which t o renloTo thls b ~ r rler throuAh h l y cleatl~nn the tortulw stl~ka. 23. to imply l." T l d ~ I8 nol.. bin^ work out well for r~nAteotrsones into mmlaslirtg eatabll8hmcnt of the Kingdom. -1 . r l l h f t h f s hfr bodv. Rut tho ~ a u l t at h n t are obtained nhoulrl not Ire attributrd )~rstlo petao~laltlbllie or tnlmt.E. h meaatirc a i ablll4p is often requll.April 27 That zlrc mnv t ~ o t bc averreac?laR b# Sntan. thowl~ In 811 ~ c m U cun:brir~nce. When a membrr our PnrniIy or of the Cl~iutlIlrl congregaiian makea a mialaks. 1V B / f 5 11. TTIIS la Ihc lllna for separating tlle "al~cep'' r r m the '"oats. zvlia mndc I h e riyht r l l o t r . "the w ~ l lin between that fenced them OR. Intmlinear) It covers Hlce a watertiqht root. Wllllo y e t on earth thrso were 1. I:2:. Ternatntelnent. IV 7/16 12. 3:5.C.w ntterbtloa t o thernselrres nzrrl to thcir teaching.-1 John 1:7. (Eph. 11:2426. W IblI. Cor. Thla expraeaion literally menne "nI1 Ihlngs it 1s covering.IT 9 / 1 17 Zhcrday.were to be overly cnutiotis and rductarit about receiving tha now truly rcpentnril Wsongrloer bnck. What n Il~rlllinl: pmspecl.Frlday. 2:14-16) ~ o h i nt l Rmvalntlon 7:4. ~~11101' than adver- 11~inFit. n little Icnven in the u~holeSump o: do11l:lr. those who in t h t u truetiz~finay gn alonfi with Ootl's way of dolng t11lnRs. ~ qunllfp thr0-h rllll$:rrlt sttirly niid spphmtion of w h n t thry lenrn.5 33-35 . nlrd he goes bout "ltka n ronrlng Ilm" trr accompliah h t ~nlm. 13a N~mdny.but. Apfl M ! It we arc rnalkfng fn the light . The bni-heler. man the splrltutally !nLnrlr3tl corlgregation hrtd dehtrt~yctltho "11esl-r" from its mld&t. 7.cr afl. W 9 / 1 5 1 R He [&dl nlaa s?iGected all tl~inurr ~ f n d ~ hfa r ioct.ion. me do have R shming d t h ane anotbcr. the brief rnt>~nentof anJoyment m l ~ h bI)o wnrth tho vltltntlon of tho princlplca of light. and it is comtnendahlo tn are how they xllow Jehovhh l o uae thcir t h e nud tololts in various T:RYS ta promote his wor~hlp. Thew nafioci:~tea rulLnc: over inankiizd werr tu he Lrtken rront nmonu mnr~lrlr~d.0 t>e i'orlnd Irtta a c o n p r ~ ~ n t t nlbavlnr: n n borld of unity wktlz hlm.:ranr:oua purpcw that it shau!d h rnndr u p !tot only ot thasr nhn hnd b c ~ n r!ir- curncl~rd Jew8 hnt nleo of thorn \vhO hnd bern nou-Jews or CtenLllan. Ap131 28 Trwl In Jehovah ?dthaU vow heart and do not ?can on pow rlwn [trtrdcrstnrrdCngE. l.ru~t. ~ ~ yes. Now Sntnn'a de. Eo Ivnn u11 Jehnvah. Tho polnl is Ihnt we hnvd 11ril)lidt I. . The man who hat1 beon dlrrlello~shiped In Corl~llhhnd llccn l ~ a n d e d ovor to Rnlart It1 lllc wnse thnf h o hnd hecu put oul oI tho en!~(rrc~c:~tlnn nncl thrls was thl'ust rlul Into Zl~a wurlcl ander fintnn'~ t l o r n ~ ~ l nLike .0: 14: 1.in Jehovnh: we tlo not qucatlon whnt He tell.rtan or ulm would hc t o bold on to sual? prey until succeeding in co~nplctelyswallowing up the mRn." wns the Law m n a n t mdated by the prophet MOM. jear . ~rotaetlngwhat is below."To walk in the light we must cowdstently h& the cou!>sel gIven us by . Obficrvntion mllt usunlly show lhnl I. I n ~ v o n h "klieves all Illlagl..which G o d has I I I I Y ~ O A Ct ~o become 8 paratEiwl Ilr~ithow much does that rrntty mcnn to you? Dms I t irlflucncc y o u stt?tude toward yorw johl n ~ l ~ asubjects t you clioosf 111 ncliuoL? whether you wlll rrt rnxr14ied aoon? Yes."-Hob. b~ done. -2 Cnr. luve tlenra all ttltnea.) thev hnd kccn rFlnu111Ld. wo wUl call illmn God alrd ~ m kIn Tollow right prlikcl. this mrrn hnd hcen the flr?. those blessed wlt1t nnturnl nbflities need to IE cnrcftil not t o rely ou them own ut~ilrralnndfng. t h i ~wo~rldknit the Arl~cl~sa. 13:4." And s h n L rewnrd dld Jesrts hold olsl lor the "sheep" who help a~:d a r v c wit11 his an&wd "brotllerx" but who ere not tl~rrnwlves such brothers of C h r i ~ twho hnv8 heav~nlylife In vlrw? Hc pmmlsecl that tliear! rl~rlltcn!~s ones wlll enter lt~l~tr o v c r I n h l .o 33 C. nsking liim to tllrcr:l t W r 51eps.llly c*Icmrnt Irtsirle the co~rg?r~~:r~tlolk: n!Kl by removing t13la Inceat~~o~ur.y'apurpose. In frlct. "lur ho loolieti in~entIy lownrtl the payment of the reivri1'd. destroyi n g him splritunlly. We will not rlrlpe nilrwvrlves in- to thlrikY11~ ttlnl.e on earth. 25:46..i Clrrlstlnn congrepntlon7 WflI.hnL Chrl-qtians are g111lihle..hoae s e r v i ! ~among ~ us nrr otd~rfi. nrt. 2 : i i .leB. Over n per10~F01 tline they hove paid c1o.lT. In the gear 83 G. It Is afll!ng to put up with a bt and is not ovorly mnsltlve. 11 vnrl God's . l ~nfc. Through miatteatment as a Christian In Ihc flrld mvice. living forcvcr on @ruth. Aprll 28 Love . place of c~?ployrnent or 111 $chnol. bcms all things. the rnrrnl~ersof th1. and mmd.E. Got! rind c u ~ t i v nlove ~ for his IVRYS. AprPl 25 Thane will depart into eaertallinn rrtttinp-ofl.-aratt. 3 ~ ~ O Wt lRl e ~t0~ he l l d t d to 144.~lleep"who will enter lnto clrrrlnst in^ life should stlmu1nCc s c a r devotion to Jehovah Gw!. W 8/E 4a Monrlay. Batan% dcal~naare to dewur nng of M ' R mxvknts thnC he cnn.. l3:7. nn th~. for ws are not fflno~a71l of I~tsr desigtas. Rather. deInying llYlnsconsnrily bir.IP~QIICIIL rand stecr cleat of mllnt Is barf+-PToP.-anlr. hi711l i ~ n t love~'a2fihings to t f i s cnnp~malfon. If the mngrmar." Il Cor. J. Jcwn definitely promised cvcrlnsllnn rarlllly life. Do mt I c r 2 a8 ij yoti were z&e. I2n Rntadny. In apcakfnu ahout this time or the ~eneratlonseelug the a t ou:. inclinInc: theis c-nra to Jehovah's 111htrur:tlon. bwt the the erring one where no Ilfe. Ieelln~: Zhnt mrnehow those loser atnndnrds o f t l ~ eworld have nome rcdromln~faaturca. I+br 1. lice rlfiht 11~1. II wo do 60. W e will not think to o m 1 e e e how nice it would be te cnjoy such pletlsuws just for a moment. nro you Hvlng with eternity 111 vlrbv? ?'1i~ pos~ibility of l ~ l n a ~~urnl~cred Pmong the u.:glngton.ed t o do vnrlous types of work In the congregation.

io. .w.. nh~rll~. . lhdr case the Injunction of -1: John d :11. Word we wt8 hnve ria prob&iplew of Odatlnns 6:lO lem in reizltlna fnlrie rallolnlltl and I Timothy B:Fi I t would Idem." (1 John 4:8) tixna rightly r c i u ~ o to Rid Among the w a p wn call ba those who rvoulrl use what is like God ns to love In by being given to them lor actlvitics generous.JH. a h e hov. .how themout our scope of )mowl~fcc. Hrry 1 Ife pavc some an . jt not rwxl to know that Wl I x r r ~ .hut. t O : W Xf you do.hnl. iricl~tdtlrgevangeUzers. evrtt~gplllr$rsThey should ctb~~tnlntyhave the evsngellzinl: s ~ ~ l r lTiicy t. rualer )roe. world wide. when he ar.~lkrlnely " e v w & R S I ~ nntl e w condemned. P:aul would npplg. 11 18 tho that Jehovnh purpoai-d for humans to have wlleli he puL Adam and Eva ort cavCli m i d the glorba arid hcnrlties of that pamcltse cnllcd the Garden of Eden. Tlieg should do aU they cnn to trrln and build up a(liers so t h r ~ tthese.pltabls tone of the invitatlon IB exprcsfied in the words nl~ove. * : i l . If we study the truth from Wtl'N Monday.. 1s Sundlby. tbsn there is surnelt~lny you have to do al~out 11.I'iilllp was one of t111. in turn. But there lil dnnvrr in be wrong to nmlcct fnmily Eeedina our minda on rcllcious member8 and fellow ballcvrr8 teach& contr~ry to C.tardny. T n e Bible uses the "evnn@ll:*rr. " 2v haQtkgd!' Tiiry w&."nntl ''he ~ l v C 8 tzin things from n 1)erson can generously tz all nnd without nctualIv ha ntl exprcsclon of repraachil~g.2 n : m 20." ( h c b 2 :323 With thotic words. thsp Would not be cneonrnged to adjmt t h e i r wrong vlclv nf wmk. Were they t6 recetve materfal aid. 'ltowfional study we 1 1 u t s t n1sr1 wok ever. mbe someone wlm win cnry PO!! We call also inn!ilfc..tlrbh n h m : f c ~ t confessian libodd ~ e t bnptkwd.~ ~ ? L E k?b Y hflfd gat. ZV 2 / 1 5 12. not the dlutafitmful Bort of Hte that we are obli~edto live at ] ~ ~ + c s oIt ~ l tIH. 'f'11o. curab knowledga of CXOrl'B -2 Therrs.-c111.Ir me knona golbtl trnmmnr.nll )11. ~ e k r UI~A thnas wlio heard him nt Pontcr:cht to do that. we atlouid lrccly glre i t by sljnrhg tlin Kill?TuMny. . &rt i t will R:. tn know UP. t r ? ~ # o n trrnt dng about three tlknf~sartt7souls were cltld~d+-ACtS 2:#1. ri life on earth tllnt 110 iturnan governments till now hrtva been able to give ~tinnkind.The Hfo here meant is rind they rontlnued devotina th~mwlvoato Zllo tcachIng af tho 11110htIcunnd they peraonnTly hlln!'od in preacldng t l ~ n 1foor3 new6 to others.W Pncollr:if'% ua aud Ilnwilling to a c ~ c p tnol'k to keep studying ~ n dnjwlveven when jobs tlrnt tlicy ing the thlnRa we lenrn. Not Orlly pmple. May ti Word.-IIeb.q that we can hccll J C ~ L I Prllll:~' mand to "he pcrfcct. Likealw. Mag B dom mod news wit11 ~ l k l r + l ' B k out: perhaps them maat on ev&y approprlnle oecnr. well.-Rev. "for tho l~ullcllng up of the batty nl tile Theso evnllgeilzera nppear to have becit ~ i v e ndehovah'a qkit in R ~II'CJRIIY nlrong w a y in pre~tcl~tr>~+.not help the reclllletlL% Soma mu. occnslonnllg evm lelwill tlm ~ ~ ~ U1:I sto t h r m d ~ n 101~Christians. that which fs Il:cOrrP~t \vi11 -%tt. "This Jesua Ctod r~~ uf which fact we are dl witneaws.5 become a goal Ihl~thunrlrcch isf thousands of 1~11~mcllttlvc persons are now sldvlna tn r ~ n c hwith Gorl's Ilclp.h(w WIIO dihbellcvc tho I3ll. (das.cc*ntlcdl o hrnvcn.P. Since !rfr Iirhve Ircclp to acqure.12. Born.1st hnd 1)een raised from tho rlenrl. .y wallld who are nnxlnu:.ately Onrl's will.wc hnve tu chan~aatxi not tu !nl~ti% the truth r e g ~ ~ r c l l aGodh% ~ assets t h a t othera worked Ilnrd purposes. W 6/X 0. 7n llwr8.ownrd nccordinfl to Il~rImrlttfors the support at L ~ QKl?I~d!lln* tion (rut1 not nr:rnrrlfr!(f preaching wnrk lar111Ey ~knd. A C ~ S8 : i . is lovo. would be nhle l o lu~i~ille we 10:24. cnll have t. we talk kl~owlrkRlg t.ertves rtndt-7 tL .oclalmersof tho ~ o o dnewa two. W 511 28. iu a general . (Actti 21:s) Neverl.one t h l u ~ . :. and threo t h ~ l t ~ ~did. m. thnt which la 3 1 ~ 1 swlll ~ I t anyone doe8 not want I% stand out. I V 1 1 / I 13. nnmdy. M ~ to wh<lrn Protor mcke WPI. ~ nW d 1/1 6. : I . 3 : f O .D 1 this is b l o God lofled m. but not stop there.o t. 6:4R. noh lcit mankind in ~snarnl out or Iila purposes? Thnt wblcll Ood hm set be18 to which he In now cnlllll~ special nttention. there nre tltlu>s\vllcn cXout the sqsoclallori O F othrrs pressions of genrrt>rrlt.available. And t h o u ~ ldolnx ~ ~lerthe wmld of mnnlclnd.wnse.audy h l ~ h e rcrltlrlnrn. 22:17. lrninlr~c!mcl bufldIny: 11p rdhpr~. 'l'o menlc demonslrsto ::uCh ~:~l~r~r. Ing that Z ? l l ~wulrlil tlldp lln to It I s absolutclv y i l t ~ l l. should declare tile [ : a d rims. for It tells ua that JCPUS. 25. oor tnlnhteP3al worle.-addcd Lst a n m e thirdlng came: M I to the Chrl~tinncongregation anyonc t h t u)fsbes fake! Iije's - --w. that ''Jesus i s Lord" tlnd that "this Jesrts Got! remlrrectrd" from tlio dc11~17(Asta 2%. selves to be b r ~ ~ ~ ~ n s ! Inw l > l e . in 6onrrLhlng m n d for mnnkltid Ln n t t n ! ~t~o nnder tlir )cln~flomof God's dew Son.c)sihy. He the Glvcr of and htrhita t h a t nro .hslr~:::.!mnterl ones. 131) received it. 11s yOu$ the rules or ~ R I I I rrnmn1:rr.It wwld lint bF lwneilclal t ing any of our icllow CIII. 19n stancl out. 14 -:d~l!L." with respect to cerlnln de!. hl obzrgur~onto lone one ~nnthcr. I :17.whcn it serveA to Imgrcss upon ous so as tu be irnilatom of his rdncl mtl hcnrt thu nocd God? For. n gp~~clnus king t h ~ t fore innnltlnd.lou. the npostk Peter I conflmcd Lhe fact that Jcsua CIi1.mange. ( ~ t r t t . heavenly I O ' R ~ 1~9P pP ~ d ~ t . Chrln"God. 5 ) love $nd concern ?or 1111n With what can wo be uener. Wlthholdlng ccrperfect pres@nt. to chrf~i. Mhy 3 ThsreJwr tltaac who embraced his word hnrrrtflg were haptized.he mme strong arllrlt. 41 Now [lo pait hrlieve these two lut~dn~nrt~tnl f : ~ c t s stated by b t ! ~ Paul nnd Peter. of men. And thlnk of It: nllo~itl1lroa thousand of those FrlAav.st Qolillke aenerosity by ~ l v l n l :Irmly o f off as his prey tkrorlg L dhr p ? ~ i h o p l z y and mn ptv d~ocllour m~terinl lncnarn i.0tiaG while trping to Iiclp OtllPI*R of Word. thlnktians who mng IF 11% r>lLrd.rr WILY a to show cenernhlty IRIry h*bll~.L I I ~ ~ . To thuu~ I t is like tc prlm thnt h c k o n s them onward. gnve @ts in mcn. nnd invltea them t o partake. one 1 1 i 1 ~ f l110rl HIrldy ljlltl for I t i s an Imporlnrll W l l Y grammar b ~ ~ ItI I . that only J e l ~ o Val% C i ~ l % kl~igdom M R u i be RI)Ic to Im )nl t 10 mankind. make conl e s l o n o? vollr faith with ynrir Ilps. Yrt 1ttloli. 11 hn. tv 3 / 1 5 16.w who make r. me arc ous. Alao. II WP hnwa nll nuw ~ k R .

Phflip -Acts s:ao. recognizing t h a t l he prospect o f everl~sting life. And there I s no Biblical evideirce that God purposed for Ladividu~l anfmals to live forever.free from dckness. cheerful approach and with the hope that some will listen to t. Do you show that you really believe this? Does It influence your daily decisions? W 6/15 6-8. in a way. 13:17.know that plants. Love never $ives up hope that the unbeliever will one day accept the truth. No. sorrow and served favor of Ufe. not only in the earls day& but down to the twllight years. dlrected him from there to Ashdod and on to Caesarea. Practice and demonstrate the "tender affection" that both Jesus ChrisL and the apostle Paul hnd. So never give up hope. May 9 Jehovah i s King to time indefinite. People neFd to I x made aware of this danger. That will be accomplished by means of God's Iringdom. ~ j rthus adhering to Jehovah's ways they show remect for Him n11d his theocrat& arrangement. There was the closest contact and confidwce between them. like yourself. -1 1 - COT. what do we find? Although our partner. pain. learn how to express appreciation of each other in a tnctful way. The Pnlher just a few gear& longer and die. the thousancls rrho perished when Jellovah Cod used the taking the lead among yon Babylonians to execute judgand be suhissive. Build up and rnulntnin mutual confidence. down to Samaria.-Phll. the c3lUdren to grasp the principle of respect. Some o f them have families. Avold a dornherlng attitude clue to prlde and selfishness. dcath did not mean total anAs a person becomes exnihilation. We. Is a fellow heir of "the unde. That kingdom. alu~ayswanting your own way. W 6/X 9. we see first the example of Jehovah and Ids Son. Communistic and other dictatorial countries. And survivors good example in thls regard om the destruction wlll not live for their children. whether those of andent Rome. including four daughters that prophesied. 15b Sunday. it is'not diHCul"t for. Perhaps wve have been calling on people in a certain area in the Christian preaching work xxiLhout much in the way of visible results.. W 5/15 20. 7. They will likely have a. May 8 . I 3 : 4 . a man with a family. oentury did qulte a :ot of traveling. God's spirit. you may hme lived with a n unbelieving mate for many years. hefore them is the shodd show respect for the mother. even long-llved trees.I am yearning for a i of y o t ~ in stlch tenrler. Yet God did hold out to our I k s t paren4. Their art account.he memage and learn the truth. to t h e pioneers. Parents should set a Christ i s final. 21 'I TRarsdny.-Heb. What mn t h i ~mean both now and in t h e future for us7 Not all of Qod's living weation is eternal. 1 :8. Love will keep us going wth a positive. The writers of both the Hebrew and the Chri~tlanGreek Scriptures knew t h ~ Uod t will never die. 11):lO. I :9. for t h e y ment upon unfaithful Judah are keeping ruatch over vour and Jerusalem would h~1. R h v I plained the gmd news. 15a the elders in the congfegatio~l. They were m full union with pach other. Re was directed by Jehovah's angel to go to the south to the road that led from Jeru&alern to Gnaa. Be al@r-t:to develop and strengthell the bond of true friendship. have failed in ther objective because love "erldures all things.. (Gen. It is a. -2 m e s s ." (I Pet. For e m m p l ~ . B$ oidience t h e y cjuid have hoped to live forever. high regard for thek parents m d show them respect in many ways. There he ex- Sntr1rt1rl." W 7/15 14. hence. Nazi Qerrnany. endures all thmgs. W 2/15 14. Their situation Is dinerent from that of persons who faced cxecl!- tion during ccrtain earlier dlvine judgments. On the athey hand. RIny 11 Be obedfmt to those who are . But the judgment perienced In Jehovah's ways exaressed against those who he will ~ I s ogrow in apprer~fuseto know God and obey ciation of the need of sho~ving the good news about Jesus respect. IOa Friday. for us. Thls means that all who are not scrwnts of Jehovah Gad as devoted dlsdples of i d Son stand In dnngcr o f losing their lives. as rlld Philip. 1 3:71 And aha should shor~ Loua h&es all things. .v. (2 Tim. But the Bible shows that RIA purpose to have o b d e n t humans living forever on e&h is cleflnitely going to be realized.. t o an Ethiopian eunuch. We read that Philip went. that He will reign for all eternity to come. Ila . need for their services. W 2 / 1 ll-13a Monday. as some unbelievers have after many years. Love also "endures all tlllng~''This aspect of love is especralb essentla1 in mew of the persecution w e can expect. M a y lZ T k s e verg ones wilt underw the judicial punishment of everZasteng destruchon from betare the Lord and from the glary of lais strength. fine complement to faithful service that will keep m happy and optimistic in the face of adversity. Rather. spedal pioneers and missionaries who have a special cdmmission to preach. ready ta accommodate your pace and mood accordingly. 3 : 1 2 ) All efforks. as recorded by Luke. D) Philip might be compared. After he had done good work there. l i v i n ~ in harmonv with the m % 1 above. Some of t h e evangelhers in the firat. lcadlng t o good communication? Loaking into the inspired Scriptures. Is mperfcct. When such a fine examnle is set bv the parents. learn how t o walk and talk with ewh other. (Acts 21 :8.e sozsls as those who will render died eventually anyway. There we find him laler in a home. went through the territory and kept on declarHnq the good netus to ail the cities until he got t o Caesarea. But a fine evnneelirring spirit is also shown by those who move their homes to places where there is a greater need for some to preach. Suspicion is thc worst enemy to free communication. -PS. is a heavenIy government.s the nrosnect of never hying. agection as Christ J m s has. We know that since 1914 t h e generation now livlng is in the t l m e of the end. the means bv which eternal l i f e is possibl. eventually die. What constitutes B good reIatlonskip. even jorever. 2:17) God's numose in this regard was hot' interrupted Ily man's fall into sin. In all such ways children can be helpsd t o progress toward maturity. or the less severe hut equally hnleful efforts uf Idre clemocratic nations. Looking at the earthly pattern in the light 01 ~ o d ' sWord. They went to places where God revealed there mas a.

of course.May 13 fn t i h m a w w mg kaaentg Falhm toill also deal with p i tl y o t ~Uo not forgive each one h b brother from y m ~hearts -Mntt. (Ps.us nt MntLllcw 9:dE nnd t. t. if rue cnntineae observing hia commandmcrfts. Ihey alini~:tsr to tiloac in l. Tlleh there nre f h ( ~ n r wllom yuu may r~rely. Thvm Is mtiell depth o f r n r z n l n ~ 111 the rood news. it is 60ud to kcep Illings In proper ~ I C ~ ~ I P CThose ~JVV selected ." (r':1)11. door-to-dnor p r e a c l ~ h ~ of tllt? rclnli news.wlwn Lhey dan~onstrtrte falthfull~r?~ W. guidance and ~onilort. one may flntl tbnt t h c powers oI dnrim~ss511 tlrlh syatcn~bllnd onc to Ilm wtlbrlrelner~tsa! Jehovah. I fowrvor. W 6 / 1 14.. Brtnre Icnrnlnr: about the good m w n of God's kingdom. 4a WIttrfIdny. 11t tlmrbs 1111~1'1muy ! Lr soma who Imll Lo t ~ l ~ l l r c r ~ lfully ~ t t r whnt I L rnrSnlIs Lo "c. rneily nf Jrheva11'speople had lwelr It~volued In dnra abuse. Arc ynrr one of those who hnvt: thus hencfltrd? How docs tlllt: mnkd yo11 i d ? For one thlng. ns well aa tnlltltl# to hlm about everyday n111i~trr8. Sehovnh's mrvanta love hlm and tf'n111. ~ 0 thll freedom as m IrrR?trcmcnt lor' the flesh. brothers. May 14 On ncclnp ihc croil'ds he pill. ~ ~ l l o w llle l n ~advice of Jcuue. Thrrc is more to Zllc r v n nwH~L1i1: qslrlt than marely tell in^ ocl~ersthe good news. --Ad8 I d : J T . coul. 1 ~~ n n ~ w e~ y tllxi yyuu rvwe helprd. Imllntc Gwl Is prayer. and I runs rttlable t n cntlrrrr it. 5:13. only do not 1 1 . rnalcf~~rI t R habit.unrl. n t your shop or in your CrnvPl~. r l o i n ~ no dnv 111 ~ n d day out. That fa a l l y thuy hr~ut. pot1 sce ao many pwpie in tha snmc condilion thnt you formrrlv wpre in. Thrs canstancy Is rrhnt Is emhoclicd In the oxprsafilons "p~ncticiug the truth" nrld 'contl!~ulnsto ahverva his cnnima~~dmenta. There 1s thr.crvln~him onlv when vfe feel llkr It.freely i ~ ) l ~ ~ l(me v l ~mother l~ just w Clotl ulxo Ily Christ lreely forf:lcvn yc>u. 10 Ha did not leuwe htmsdf m- a t l e a t d . If we Xrnll.Tum%rmy. Dyingbn. Others w c ~ efull nl arixlety because of the It~aitibillLyof the economy nnd their quest for Annrlolal security. 15a mw. pravidlng them 1~1th clo~Z~ln~. yo11 Ijn doubt ice1 rr senur! of ol>lignliot~to help l i n r n e o ~ lC~~ R C111 l .J t r . 9slant~1~. becnvsc were skinrzril and throlan about lfke shmp zrlithout a ~1~rpIir~rR. by considerI I I ~ : r*~lvulullyCir~d'sWnrd we all1 Iwtb lemn~how t o imitate Cltril rtrtd t~lsobe motivated to t1(1 so. does not ~ ~ v c v o 1t ~1 t~II OIII t>elngd~ccnt. fir tltnn.ho oonp.u: n?lR I yoL tired o/ I~nkdlnq Iri. -1 John 2 . EI~~(:I. not prlmnrlly becrrirset of what or rvllo they are. Wc 11rrd lo contirille to carry out tlie coinmnndments (>I Qncl. Wllererer Yml are. yo~l 1~111 not ftlm-rg-s l ~ n v c h hsvc IL i n r m ~ lRPrnn~:cmfnt. gtaing pou rotna out ol the sky and jrutl-tttn-. $0.li111s.~vordafibove m n k ~n ~ l m i l n rpoiltt. Still othera wnro mt'iu~ nowhere sand c~tl~tfitltly R H ~ tliemsel~es: ~ B "Wtint pilrpose is there in tgi llvlngl I n thla BU there IE to life?" All ol thia changd because somront? hntl e n m p h love la hi8 liel~hborCo prench the t r u l l ~ of Citxlk Word to hlm. 2 0 9 . l ~ ~ ~And wlrole Ilw npostte Paul: "Become kind t o one nnother. T h i s doe* not r ~ l l D l o~r r. nnd as such l.or L r c t ~ t l!!im ~ ~ ~as "a mnn of tlm 1lnI.1 OI nhorn nrc prcrlnuu In Jehovtr11's s l ~ h t .32'1 No rlr~~-:qtln~l ~bhoatIL. 3:21) ~ i i l wns s 1111 r ~ n d ~ w ~ r vkindtxl ness townrtl them 'I'hc words 01 Jer. ntlrl Rome thinge rq~tlrr!thinking ou your pnrk In M e how to put thesa polntfi a c m s t a >+ourhtllr!f'ltt. 18:17. I f ever. ought to ~ u n r t l 11f:nlnat cloveloping an a t t i t u d r n p l ~ r o a c h l n g that whWh nome rabbinical writers inrnrllterl tawnrd Gentiles ln vlunlt~l: them QS wtual eneInlrs.Ant! we feel his sub't 1~1rrirlKpmver. And hns not your very tleart been tcluch~d?Yea. Yort may And then1 ~ l t t ~ l in i i ~cars In pnrktnp l o b . doing g w d . Anather aid t o help us tr. nntl yo!^ feel tnwnrd them tile mrne RI: JPSIIBrllrl towni-rI t h e prt~pleof 1 1 l ~rlny. (Gm. lMay lfl By fltis ioe hnue the kcnomaedge that rue liavr coma tn know him. Them otr muy see In your dnlly wort.K. W 1/15 3. You. Hmc. It Is r i ~ h t o hnte the wfn!iR aon~nt1:kd by t h e dis1cSlowallll)etb ulw. Mag 16 I n Inu heart it prnovcd t o b~ like m buy n J t ~ #ore ~ h t t tt ~ in p nrp bo*r.tt~~>ua. tlrcIEcnled thek Hvc:~l o c~lrrylnj: ouL llia a~rnrni~rlrlint~i~b. to ovcrsco nlr acl. Would wn llnver Clod forglva 1127 Then we muat inlitate him bp being f o r ~ l v l rns ~ Je6us ~ sald la eonr . They enjoy t h a t privitegc%. llkc aXercn~lnli. Slb Rmta-y. Tv 8 / 1 5 .to ~ C 1115 I wII1. ycnr 111 nntl yrnr oul. Tho polut of nll 01 thih Is 11mt tho only wny t o come t r ~ ~ lto g know J e h o v ~ h Is by nlnnyrt ol)scrvlnl: rvhat he \r-nnLs rls to do. W 3 / l 0 3 . l ~ ~ d l nhis q Ill~~strntlon abour ttw ~ i n l o ~ i vslave. treat such onea In tiic it1 Ibn Inllumans way. knowlns Ihrtt tllln 1u n rrqulrpment of Cmd.. II you h ~ v cthe spirit of wnnttng ta s'tinrP llle r w l news with ollirbls. 11leet.rt.-Gal. rirllll~r! 11po11 him in t h e of trouhlt.-Matt.rcnuse it la In your haa. b~ctiltrn~tghlnve slam fat o?ro nnollm. How does Jehoval? God view thoye who are m n n g as apolntad ov~rheers? h s he ook trlmn thrm ns more preclous thnn rlt!relh? As more fnltr~lulthan others? No. 3n . riff well wi 0thcont:rg~tllo~~. Mky 17 You turn.nte our h~ttvenly Father we w i l l r c n ~ e m l ~that r r he even st~owcd c r r t n i ~ ~ consideratsnrae townrd llie first hutnan pnlr niter their dis!'ellomshipitlr: it1 Isden. culled frrr jreerlom. they rrrr In tliclr re- mective po~itlonsbemuse 01 a neecl crenlcrl bv the Iilngdom p~~oclai~ucrli. 3 . 18:35.' IV 9/15 1. 24 W~llnmnt~y. 1. rlrmtinke?lncssand ather de~ t ' f l d w i WnYK of life.or a.rcr:~ttion taward whom thoy nro hlaves. mouth in nnd month out. 9:36. Zn Ibrnysr wc speak to J$hovah WP open anr h m k t o him. $ / I 18 FlnnQay.l~cyI ~ U R wliolehcartedly ~ usthclr ilbllibie~ anrl talent3 t o f the full in prwlng thalr faithfulness. nnd find yu~lrsplf kttlklnq nl>on%0$ or mnkinr: opportunltl~s t o tnlk ~ h n l l t It rinclcr 8U OWc1tmatn:ice. Rather.trnllnli(! o b ~ c r v ill? illcr c : o n ~ ~ ~ i r ~ ~ ~ d oIft ~ ~ n t t ~ . in pnrks.urtlly there to narve as fiIaves. you have opportu~ilblfsLo pprmch. jillircg pour I w r h toit?& jood ond cheminess. n r p n witnebs of Sellnvnli nll ill0 lf?rial You tell otlkcru thc goorI llcwa I.!ii?z thnt thelr work 1s ln c r ~ r l i ~ r c t l o nit11 ~ ~ thclr feuow p ~ l l ~ l i n h ~~r s1. Alding uf~ to imitate Crod me UIR ~ B R B O ~ given A in Ma Wurd For ow iloing so. whpri we have big decl~lorls to make. (Lnlre 32 : 2 0 ) E'nitt~ful overm r s recuf. n o t "rulxln~In cnmpnlly*' wlth a pclT.hc npo~tlcPn~il'c.endcrly cm)~asaionate. 011o rlusa nol Icccy> un wlth self-eximlinatlr)n or orlc's way of life nnd ouc's mntlvra. 55:221 Thus pntyer makes Jehovah mure ten1 Lo ua nnct aids us b Imitntn Iiim. eonsldcrnte and hurnnl~r-Matt. but 1s is not r'yllt I n IrnW the ~ ~ e r s onor n Is I t r l ~ l ~to l . n t their hotncs.u.

.Hwonr Ily Jeru~dem.7. Nevwtheless. May 24 Sperrk truth each olplr of grot^ with hfs t~dg!rtWr. or s H L ~ @ "love nest" for them to lit: nlone in for a whlle witho ~ hnvillg t children around.lul. 22:. There hls travellllg may end. J u d g .y k e n acting upm JeRIZS' 11rop1letlccommand i0ur. lir nnlrl nutl~lr~l: nbout n he~vcnlv home. Sr31.akes priorIty 111 yoiir 1II0.. arisen.TO carry an thta unlflcntlon work sod provided "k!iila in the form of men? Ep'pI~estarifl 4:H-15. 1 2 :I 2 -2T3 Al>l~rcc!nLionof this prlncipln wlll bo of great b e l ~ to nii. Paul poluts to LlIe ~IoriAed Christ .q hlbn as "our Fnlher. Ilc114~~~. By yolrr rldlcnllon you have btcomr 11 r n r l ~ l l > r rr>I God's fumlly. They do not belong tu ttaamelvea.urlous slrls a1 IlarMa~etlon. of travel and adventure. May 19 You huve t a k m gifts b the lorm 01 men. 13a rnday.." (mv. and W:~tlnueto d p c l a ~ ethe good news.-Ps. 2. since Mglcldo en its rise of g#und strate~icnny com- manded the IanU pasaaseway irom one continent to another."-Mnt?. 0 JeTehamTt. nftrr you know thnt tlio hsavcna urc ruling.he Inlniru~ hodv snd its nre!nt)rtra R A 1111 apC tllustration 07 Ilit-rdcpcildei~cr.May 2 t The klngflons of lllc hravetts hru bco?nc Ifke a man. Z6:161 As with mcient Mcniddo. 9.a m froin such w~dely d l f wlng sources.000 who alll form Ehe cooperative badg under the head.. bemuse we arc mcrnbcra hplwtgIng lo one attotltcr. The rxp ~ s s f o t l the? kln~tiom o f the heavens'' meat13 the Ranla !la 08 "the fett Iha earth and subdue f f rule ncer e t w y living thing that m w a upon the earth. he mny be assigned to m speciflc plnce where his services arc most needed.PUP fnstnncc. h a e humall "gifts" u p o ! ~ the m g s c g 3 t i m on c:lrth for the purpme of unitlrntlon. a m tnkm "out of every tribe and lorlgua and people and naZlon. This ntfln hnd jmrr dn~rghters.'ph. !la . Whilr thc future of tllr urllverae I s to he detern~lncd by whnt result8 f ~ o m thc npposlng nf EOIILI'R~Y fortp." 7'0 this i~etzvenly N ~ KJ8szrs . 1:281 When Pal11 snld "we are me+rs br.k aamng them. bccause of family obiltl~ntlana. l a Al I h d y . snying: "Let guur kiryrclom come." for God rules sktpreme 11) ll~sIn- vis~ble epir1t I v ~ a v c n ~ . n klng. and we entered into the hot(se01 Philip the euangclizer.Ic t5ox-n them.1inL only to Ood and JPEIIY cI~rlRt." Of whom w w 110 nn SUUG~I'Rtion? Re fllustrntatl Qml himself. ra!la was one of thc scve!elz men. New Engllsh Bible. m t y 243 Be firiit/rtl and increase. What now.Tvr~~snlern: "Do no!. npplyinl: to hot11 of the Irorr*!:aitll: rclutlonsh~ps. 4:25.the sirn g w s forth m its miulttinssr. I I ! ! ~ I. May ZS Let an pow enmfes MI^. it ~ C E R no{. for the s irit of evangelir. Kcl~ucl~rttEn~~~xr wn8 pu: thsou~ht~ ht~n$illntln&enp c ~ l e n c f fnr this atntcd prrlqpose: unlll you ltrlotv tltnt the Most rrlgh 1s Rulcr in the klngdom or mnnki~~rl. oanr. (Oen.hFn. T t l o rcnson why that PRradise 0 ) ) emth turned out to be a tcmpurary home for them was that they stopped h x m i z - klngrlorn or aml.lon~~hlp.l~uCalm to one nnnther. roncLSo11.t tempornr home for them. j~erlodor B C W J ~ 111011sm~ld yeaw for Ehla privllrrrfl a€ service to he ttccompllslic~rl. Ct~)dnsfilp. It dcnotes that stage in world hwtillty tamrd God that cnlla ior settling of the issue QVCF which the hostility Imp. LE dnnotes a world ~ltuntion that involves a dacldve war. However.Monday. Thls prumotes tho P L . The 144. that prophsied.On . mild uun In truth adn drcr. l i we hnvo Illo er~mgelizmg qirit we cnn nccornplish much good r l ~ l l tIn the area where we are living. 26) Jesus wns r~fcrrlng to Ond when he aald concnrnhrg .d ~ 1M . ing their courm of aobion tvlth Oud's loving Durpone. Even In tho Chrlntlnn con~renrrtlnntile manlbars bel o n ~ . nhen Ood stalcd Ilia pnrposo for them. Jesus Chrixt. Nor dlcl Gt>ct lrrrd them up there in beavthn n l t ! ~ him for him to 7w pcrf@ctly happy and contetrtrd.ldu.d of Ihr. a kirrg.longltlR one trnother. t o tmve them all hold to the nrie head. Are yau fully coo [ ~ ~ w t l twlth ~ s these 'gifts in 111un':J1V 1 0 / 1 5 1. W 6 / 1 12.I lhc one i%rilom God uscd to I E S ~ U W t . t h a t matlc a masrrapr! least for hfs son. . ercn lor R lifetime. When the loving Creator produced the &st man and wonlnil in the Gf%ihden of Eden. Gentile Times they have ulhter1l. 6 : R .--b. R ~ C O I I ~ C ~ O Iunlty ~S that we fltld nmong God's people enrth r:. becnune I t I s tlla clty uf the Rrcnt King. According tu the niblo.-Act# ZI:I(. May 22 d a j j we set a~rtan@ arrived in Caeswea.ned 8. 19 Flatmhy. tznght hls dl~clplcs Ea pmy. . 6:34.I.lng la not tf:c spirit. B:ll) 'I'hlu in a wirltual rr. Where a person j13 free from obligtltdona that would prevent hla movlnfc. art8 T ~ mxt E r e s t o w ruitrt Itim. attd let #our l m be as ~r. te represented by the "place that l a called in Hebrew HarMagedon"? (Rev. buildlnq up tlle conmegntlon in lhnt locality. n klrlff. lie lllrl not mean for that Parntllse Lo be just . Thep A l d noC Ilccrl hcavcn W bcmn~r [)rrfcctly sntlsfled.u to ~ n c hothor. 98.M R Wdenow ~Q~ t h a t ultlmnto fitate to whlch world nIrnlra cornr! where rtilC?R un?tcrlly k p ~ l l y farce to mnke their wny through and W ~ C T Qa n d mUhL i e R t t l\'ith a cnunt8rtr~:~m n c c o r d i n ~ to HIS purpuxc. 68:lS. there rn~rz1iLtu be rt m e a t need for a uli~~lcnt~ion w0i." 111 taking certain Bcti0n thnl mrl up wlth a certnl?.blnns. ulrgl?ts.Uod N I nrttrrl f h A mer ~ l l r i l i01 Ihe hiirnan fnmfly in pcsf~*cllon. But some oI Ils may not be able to move. henlth or for other rensonn.4 c n . trlllw thcm to m~iltlply. for he may wtt. fulfillment ul the III'RYB~' nbove means a brlllir~nl r ~ l l u r ofor nll Ihe lovera of Jehuvfih who will be on thc vlrl. Elnce the er. (MIILL. and olfers to do HO. \V 5 / 1 5 n.1V 4/15 20. as Phllkp did :n Cawwea. 4:25. tv rr/rs 4 Tharsday. W 1 1 / 1 15-17 Wodne~itay.nI o11l fleshly rralttlionnhipa nild LIielr obhrl~. The evangelizing epirlt does not require of us that WI? travel to another location. he pxur~k\trln ftk!~dnmr:~ialpdncit)le.. 1:28. The chief figurn In thia pmnble was thc "mnn. i~ltl~cw 24:14. He may rcmain thrrc for m q v years. . The kir~gdom o l llxe heavens ha8 bcconle llke man. as haw many of our mismonaries. . aOd'13 purpose had nevrr been thnt of tnklng them tu hpnwn illter II pcrlorl ol t e u t t n ~ htlrn 03 earth.-Malt. . Associaid wlth this ramnant today are h ~ ~ n d r t dofs thousands of dedlcntcd wo~ahlpera of Jehovah wlio hnve obeyed his cornmntrd t o come out of Babylon Chc Great. Ekewllrrc Ilr nmkes extensive uae of l. BO A I L ~ . sfr-ce the members of the congregat~on on rwCh ura d l . 6 3 ) So. the plorMed Jesue chsih~. in our day. for thf whole nr~t)olic !liustr?tirnl rt~vLra by myuig." (Dnn. (1 Cor.

IV 1 / 1 5 13. Thuq.st W 9 / 1 25-27 M~htlfhy. 22:s. It 1s i ~That . more through Lha ~ncdlntorshlp of t h ~ nthat1 It is a. safe with 8ct)en rrll~cra K.is11 nation. It is our dlrtv to h d the rmrnncl of Jrlinvah God's Word nntE to rlWpct nut llves in nrco~tlnnoa wlth that: coun~el. and Is the very b a t w a y for nll conto come. They too are vcr much ceded and are aw%tlrq< in ~ r t t i n athe good 11cws nl the KlllRdOrtI preached in all thc worlrl before the end romcs. 10 oi the fast-ap~ironchln~world destruc'tio?a. turning nround and being rs6 t 0 1 ~ d to the CongregaMonP Prnm the context of these wordn wu n o l s that John ia spnaklng of '8acetvaa end antlchrlrta. May 27 sny tor hatle solldaritv tfrltn nl'm and are walkbg i n thc tllutlinarr. a?~rt who pllrThis does not co!raltrc with poses things BUQS tn r~dVRnt.i . A4 lnllowera of J e w Christ. who. May 215 Jehovah himaslj give* -the aaytnp: the t t m m t e l l ~ n g the good news are a large arnry. I-Ic kncw then1 by the nnme.Ihr: end of b r l i l y ' ~ Friday.of nnp slorvr~rsn to R e t . their address t0 notify tliern we will bc busy ilotnu the divine will. h e cholce of assocl1tLln11Ys up to each one to drl.d ~ 1 1 ~Chat 1 he did not forgel thein.Whnt. or In ~ ~ t c h t r >rnrtvla u and telwtdon thnt eanlC nnd praise the tl3fng. srlrh nn Illow outfined $11 tllr hotlb [>l l3t)rnans.-Luke 1 5 : ~ . did ''Ll~osoiuvlted l o tile marriage f e a ~ 1 ' ' 111 I J ~ # l lI!-~ ' when no 1)rolrght n lusfratlon picCureP Well. 14a God d3d not hdd back jrom prmfslbfng an ancient wwld. owlr~gto Ihcir sincere rcpentnncc. to which fellst tllry we are determined t o (107 had already hecn itlvllrd. cerned. wr! <to uot subjects.wf the not n ~ c dto 118 mxlnlla. No mntter he could m!ld hl4 slrtves La when Jehovnh'~. (Rev. l It is rtn encournpm~nttn see them save rncrflp fur Cllfi8tifm ~ n e l i n g s nnd frlrl mrvlcc. king. t!le W v a l iore~l~nrluwedby the u~ssihz o f a tt~or~sn~rd Noah end hls Innlfly pnsslng IS n ': R mtch {luring t l ~ o u g hthe d e l u p ~ . trl Mount or prophetic drnrnn l ~ l c t u r l n p Sinai. 33 not tllnl wllnt nC the time that tho rrnst was ready. what were persons ovwr uhom ho If his will is Inr ua. Is nn 11Into a covennnl. then. IRom. Dut.E.M@y 26 Ij anvonc comes to gou and doe8 11ot britag this teaching. Those W ~ U J I Itln Invltd does uw know hls rmwose. Mny 80 worlrl of unfindly pcople It means their survivirlfi nl' the Jehonah i s not glorn respcctfflg ~ 0 ~ p l e tend e of L l l l A w l d t ~ d . us some people polluted syskln or thingR. 21:14> T r d n y we hnvs mnny "oldtlrnoru" r~~sorlntedwith the Cllri~11RH POI II:~'BA&C~OX~S W ~ O I(rs mnny yenrn have r e m a i n d htcadf~utfg Lnlthful to Jehovnll In t h e frrcc of mmy obh t 1 ~ ~ 1 4 3 . W 11/15 D. ~ I I F ~ 11ro P rnnrly hl. mp mn ht: sure thnt they used their RIF In rncrecl serl-iee b J ~ h o ~ t tC h.' This i u RCPII l)y the number who rePfHtl~llklgw ~ kR I I C ~receive reIrl. He M e w whcrc thry have t o Imnrv tha rxnct tI!n~I!ved within 1113 renlm.-Exorl~rs 19 :1 through survival by mmo llcre on enrth 24:8. 24 Tr~~sdnj*. They worn bls hope ahenrl. nnrl wllul. buf they wcre ufliltlllfng consideration for ue. nu noted by the p. 5 . dwln:: the tcn-ymr perlw1 from I963 to 1!173. Do tlbf~e words nemmrilg apply to nfl p e t s w who are put out of the congregation for wron~tloin~:?Do they nec- ct.:. We must watch who o m rursoclrrtcs rn In tbs field at enflrrtalnmcnt. 00:4) IT? 1s not limited by tlmr. Thursday. 23. llur becnufio times. T h e pcrann tlnr!C?An invlkntton to the mar. W 9 / 1 5 10 U we WerZnesday. IA Jehovah th~'r. wnre the -2 PEL. Whom. who mnn life as 10nl: n9 ltley rntl. great favor on Ehc l~nrt. a preacher o j r f g h i P o ~ 3 t l a 8 8 . II blcssln~ te l ~ n v rthen) rtrnu!ldl 'I'heir love n110 vi'111 ILrI* nlr Incu~~Live for Iellow 13~11111::h0r9tO press on In Jchl>vnh's work. nnd so table of etmtn. Even Ihounh the BIble maka no rnentlott after Pentecost of most o l the twelre aposlbs.anrl!g rule nut any sDeakin^ nl wr>r& of reproof or e:rhwLntion to a disfellowstrtpcd [lrreun bmimed to muvc him tnrepenting. -able ~etionof t h w Invited persons when they got notltlcation of the rcnttlnpss of the fmst m u l d dlsplny due respect for tll8lr 3:111&.. will1 him lustratioli of thln.C>:. luc are l v i ~ ~and g not Itvinrl up t o 2hi truth.-2 P v t . In 1513 R.ll. not all who are distellawshiped Ihmeafter iollOw t.rtnlm~cnlru npproved mem- h(.rs of thc cungregntlon. which t h e y ncvrr s(-111.lts in the readInc of Mokn and periodicals thnl folIow Lhe corrupt stalldnrd of this world. In thc Uriltcrl Y:ntes.IV I l / f Dn the nigllt. a:: w r Rre. 68:12.trPt~~t. 3 :9. t h e n ."day" AI'PITFS. #till we hnve to wntch uur I!nl. they h o w oi or tlilnlt or. . God. nevcf rccafur hlm into gour I~onlesor say n greeting t o hlrrr. we nursl keep in mind thrit It IA in t h e invited to tho marrlaga feast.-Ps. consider slowness.~tPrsin the ro1lqrep:~tlotis and these do ntd qirrillly n~ ~lrlersor mlnIhtcrir~lr:rrvntits. I :28-:(11 \Vn cntlllot walk In thc 1l~hl:n l Gnrl while runnltlg 111 Rsrtooinlir~nwlth those of this wicker1 and sick soc l ~ t vthat RpIlrores ar everyl ' n l n ~ thnt illr God of light a b l l ~ ~ r sT.rrrnin~). prophocy his prophet Mouea. 2:d.wlml. .e. h a v l n ~ fnlth in God.C'. -1 Jolm J:8. May 28 .rehovnh of ttngodlp ~lewle. ple over whom 1% was m m l of world d e m c nt.o n I!le dcVHon B posslMel WhRt h ~ p . Whtle the assoclntlon hrre nlay ILOt be so persnnfrl. ~ l n c a beluge irpolt a runrlR the Iring l~lcturea . b a t t i e 9 It r .~ t . is WRS the king. Though ~ o m o ILYC quite limited in p h p ~ l c ~r.h ~11ouldrejoice with dehovnt~ nntl h!s heavenly Tnrnllp nwr thln fsct. Bglngton.Sunday. The polnt J o h n makra 1s plain and forceful. his promise. 1:rarly 40 percent of the Lotnl ritsfrll~?r~shiped were rclnB1ntCd.~l(l~ulrlclyrlcstrog they try fa hnnp: orrto huthe rorldl '1'0 Jr2trlvah.-:! J u b x 10. Cwtainly we 011 enrt.. is thc nnlv 111lrvivltl for the h i l e n t of I I A hurnnna. AdditionaGy.IV R/I a ! . present i~nrd tlmca ~ m r l l l v o though otlc worltl crl:~lr aftm A n y stcrnlnfc flaltky nn Jerrl:otller and finnily tllc sttrr homrh'a p ~ r t1~ nr>L for his they have hopcri for brrtrr personnl Ilr*rleflt.s conrlrm~wl by Gari'a Wortl. Map 2l-J So if he nets in R mhllt¶CY thht He sent forth 7th alnvea to am11 appears slow to un.' Hoxvaver.-Matt.Jcpen& to Nonh and Ills family homh God hnd hrorrrl~l Lh*m in 235'0-2369 B. 38'1~.11~course oi such 'decelvers nrld nnlichrlsts." [Fa. . lives forcvcr. biit kr*pl Nonh. . ?rut Tic Is Most people 011 enrth 1 ~ d n y patient wltlc yath bcuauer hc desires nIE Eo rrtmi~rto are content to surrlvo lho repaltnncc.l ~ Ihe t decision ns to whetha thnt one Is practlclllr: t11c truth is w t~ Jeh~vtlh God. m h g his pl)sirion l>cfoi-e rIage feast of Ms m!) WnS L God.

1:I) His kingdom i s heavenb and is able to break the power of Batan the Devil. 12 Tuesday. some nlneteen hundred years after those word8 were first uttered. Owing to them depravity. 2 You BeZiePle there h one God. In your rhily activity. 1797. S o if one's belief in Jeh~vahOod is as far as one's faith goes. you will not be selfish of the good news want ta cultoward them. They would not be able to excuse theinselves on the basis that they did some preaching. (Mntt. 3 : I 8 . . Your constancy in doing what is right. all his heart to make them New English Bible. f o r Jchovah would know the dsgrce of negl~gencea n d would pass judgment accordingly. Does this mean that people would geruh everlaWel. Jane 3 I Z:19. Are you doing your payt? W 4 / 1 5 6. You as n preacher whom you take the good news? I f so. such kind of friend to him. We are wiXlmg to m a n g e our affairs. in Plis error he d l 2 die.10. 4:2. w&sting in the solving of them and in a that refiects kindness and understanding? D u you haee a friend you trust and in whom you have confidence.-l Thess. Thelr loveless. you wiu try to insllll lieer musk have affectfon for neonle. It Itr our privilege to let r n a n m d . Do you feel and the hawt.:. so too it takes tlme to prove one's faithfulncss. W 2 / l 6a Thursday. And yet the demons bclieve and shudder. New English B i b k well. one you could go t o with a serious I Madah know fiat. aenuh e willingness t o discmi just about any subject will not md the lines of comrnunlcation closing down but will h d them constantly open and humming with memages that tell him what he needs t o b o w .Paul aed I W 6. and in them the sairlt of God. this one was t h e meatest advocate o! God's Messianic 1clngdom ever on sa~+th.-Luke 16.Saturday. will give a flne testlmony and evldcnce o f your deep appreciation of the d l vine standards of what ~strue and faitilful.1 15-1% - Pemlstlng In FalthfuInesu aa Our Way of LIPo. unconcerned attltude would be tnntamount to murder. T h e pnrent who watches for things to t d k about mlth hls childreii and shows a.ee. 19b t problem. 24:14. E v a 7 child should feel that hls father i s just. You often see it in little t h l n g s one does day ky day md 4 & s . who are pitiful victims af the Devll and liis demons. . son of David. even as did Paul. He poinnts Out that the demons believe there is B God. the same all-consuming It is one th~ngt o help a ppw. $un4 l The man who can be trusted in little tnings can be trusted also in great. 2 3 . -Matt. earthly kings. - i I M O I I ~ YJune . son of Abral~nrn. W 9 / 1 11. your regularity and dependability In small things. h 2 his blood 1 shall ask beck fro~lapour own hand. W 1 / 1 18-24 1 I When I say to someme &keU. for nothing will prevent God's purpose from being carr~edout to reach people to the extent he desires. Paul's only the gospel of God but our and energies were theirs. and their hybrid oflsprlng no doubt had much to do with the violence that Alled the earth in those days. wars and pohtlcal squpbble~~ but by true believers m 81mighty God and in the beavenly kingdom o t Ms Mcsslah.TI-& Messiah is "Jesus Christ. the prince of demon angels. one that moved a person to show genuine love toward his Christran brothers and to share in producing more disciples of Jesus C h i s t . which reflert the goodness of a heark that Is loyal to Jehovah. In JeausYllustrawork that way toward those to tlon of the sower. and they knew of the Son of God also. "You will positively die:' and gou do not actually warn h ~ ? n.have love of the good news by son to get m e n t ~ lhowledge llving it in every aspect of and a~lutherto get things into their Ilw. Jme 4 A. and is still in course of fulffllment. W 2/15 18. noh by Christendom wIth all her.they believed that h e exists.ought havoc t o the earth. We know rvho it mas that fulfilled the Insplred propi~ecies in the sacred Hebrew scriptures resnects the ~ r o m k e d = Wednesday. An evangeRather. You will not tivate that seed in the heart counl: them as v o w "sheep. so dear ?&ad yoa time and he wlshed f n d tried with become to m. for our love for God rtnd fellowlnen is strong enough lo move us to do our best in aiding people t o iind the way of salvation before it is too late. heavenly angel. true comprani& i s loving aII the time. and thnt contribute to warmth and understanding In family relationships. they still ring as true as ever. fnlthfulnes and integrity on your part will mlrror the righteous and faithful God. But this will not fres from hloodrullt those who fall to showYkve and concern for fellowmen. The% demons believed there Is one ad." of your student. 8rs . that was active. vcw selves. m a h g obedimce tn Bcriptural laws nnd principles your way of life. to accompush thls."(Matt. June 5 Thds good news of the M n g dona dl1 be preached in all the tenha&ited earth . Evidently S a c s found that some did not have a faith that was alive. But will children go to parents with big problem8 i i the parents do not linten to little problems. and the sume princtple appliea in everg facet of hfe among gmuine worshipers of Qod. even to adjust our circumstances. then you have t h e kind of friend mentioced at Proverbs 17:17.ima witness t o all the n a t t m : and then tile estd will come. m y $1 I his associates exerted every W i t h such y k n d n g love we fiber of their b i n g tow& cltose to impart to mu not those in Thexsalonica who accepted the good news. As with one's proving endurance. then one Is not much better off than the demons. h o w that through Jehovah's kingdom they can get lasting liberation. these fallen angels bl. who is a disokdlent. And as n body we will not fall to sound the warning.-Rov. d o You? You are dolng quite Sunday. -1 COT. and is a brother that $8 born for w7wn there h distress. knowing that he will takx elme t o IsLen to all you have t o say and will not look down on you just because yon have this problem? If so. the seed fell on hearts. Thls rernnrk~hle prophecy Bae been lnrgely fulfilled. -E. Today.y if you were t o fail as an ind~vidua17 No. 8:283 2 ) But because they do not do the works of God they shudder at the thought of what that means for them. It means practicing t h e trnlh day after day. bhfch'he de~cribes.

tie WedneMtcy. These mag w r l d of wnrfnre. rind ~ ~ f t cwe n do 60 O u t O f the H ~ F CJOY ~ Or speakhg it. not merely to groclninl it.9 P'fiLhrr K O perfectly tlinl. Jllne 3.sc!p d (>llcullrR ~ C : '%ecrlma ~)rr~tnlrirao{ me. TO !allow that we nro nhle t o [lo what Jesus ChTlsl.bosa w h o clo not obey the gaotl tlcwfi ~tlrout JCXW.-l Joltn 5 :I. Anything rcFcmreIvo its ood nens we naturn!ly wan& to tell to olhars. Now it LjordgmcntJ stwtr PrRt wath w. Thwo nro nlao Inany persons loitup wllo ape conforming their 1lve. tru@ to 311s promlse to us. Re becomes like a shield But tho porsccaletl Christian kcarer to us.Jehovah were Inkmkd in a kfdw. RO :28 1 He U I W R ~ Sproves hlesal~rmtherefor? W 8/1 13.-Ps. ( 1 Cw.u or G M ~ is jast as vltrll. and of HItler's sword failed him.for t~~rinlctmrl. Wa cnnnot pny a preacher t o ptencll lor 11s m y more tkM w e can pay someme to Iivc a R&. Tills ctlnmcterizes Hfs throne. Reierrin~. hns not your heav. T l ~ e T t . ness Is mur:inted ~ i t hhis II nthrrs h n v ~notlccd the wag 1ovln~-lrhrlz~ess. but further to Jchovnh.1. cIenll.dril\l<ln~.t ne vllnl. Lno equnl. H : 4 . Why? Eecause even Ihc rlghlcous man among proir~sed Chdstims will be sxvud ollly rvlth d l f f i ~ ~ l bIY .-Ftm. fl) Pctor sh~39ed tho im]. ~l~iprot(xhd wltneases of W 12/16 7-9 Monday. Thu seeming1~inse. even RS 1 em ni Christ. the koad nemx of the Klngtltjm pl-alnpbs us to tell it t u ol. the splrlt l l l n t tho 11rtldnlmcr of thc good a3PWA nil~at have is. FIIPG. (2 Thew. 'r'1ke evangei~zlny mlrtt In one ol love :or G b l nrld nelelrbor. nnd lllnt is rrlzy he c o ~ ~ l nrl.npon It. 1d.lIaa nnd nlso warda off or prcu:lnlmkg God's kingdom thc blowa or absorbs the thrust ill inntln orrcmun by Fntler.r lo aorYs ways and who cnn help us to Imitate Jehovah.hn road news when he spoke ol Clirlfltlans beins jlrdgtcrl Arrorrllngly.h no substitth3 f a r our psC3onally preachlng.r rlchtsr Rtld whrr follow6 the policy ~ > b f c l ~ lprompt ~~ about In glvlnu a further descdp~ v c r v t h l t ~ FeChaps ~? it is R tion of ~rotectlonfar salrltual mnl.arrd grt Iris cmnmand~rtcnt8 arc not burdensome. lprenching is j11:. bu' tn pet it flrmly fixcd 111 the he& of hmrera.r 11ot buidensornc. 16:2. tlld Rntl what GFod hns corn?unnrlt~tlfor our day b r l r ~ s a[In It~nrrhslre r ~ pease f and c o n t c n t ~ u c r ~thnC t I . lor such mA man 01 f~lthftilacts M E get splrlCunl la what will preserve tnan y bless tn$s. W 3:1 28-27 Tnosday.o those who worenly FnEhcr nlse seen It and ~ l ~ ihpl a ~n ~ t d Lr11st in hlm. m i l l h r y in r. sctbm t o bo llttle thulm. ztnfl so 11 18 ~ 5 ~ 8 1 1 tial thnt it bo proclr!. It.hlr:tt 1'0rtsu11 Jesus cordd any t h o nl~ovc. hnrl Ctml been on enrth.ler~l. LY 12/1 2. In fact. 18:nllnrr. although rlcmonstratcd ill faithful.turns R l ~ r x r l o nm l i c e and a t meetfrom Wle b ~ r d world to the 1~1r:a lor worsliln. Is Jesus Christ.n dehnvnh.rlot orl1. T h e best exnmr>lc. rrs o w life clepends on it. The g o d newR tnfnnn h i p 1. How do 0th11Ic Into dcliovah's new order.y through joy. 11111 :ilsn tl~rotuql~ love for our irltorslnnn. for c. 1V 3!I5 5 . g/l 4+ [IR . rfhc npostlc 1-1~111mn3 j ~ s t s11c11 a persm. W e mufit depend ler rlllc.clso 1.4oI~n1d:P. Eut there nre others rtcrrcrHhrd ~ I God's I Word ritSt1lCrlHp imitated frsun CIiiwlst In h i s imitating God.lrnrtl Fnr find wide. 1:fl. na lndlcnkd by Hebrews 13:7. cullty one In R conrlllion *ere one You mny t l ~ i n kthat nothing Is worthy of t v e s l t ~ s t life i ~ in of ronlly jircnt consequence psnco nnd Ilal-lpiness In Gad's lot1 in your l ~ f e . or tl~cencmy sfford.to bo Irua I. Hnwaver. IPS. probably YOU survirlng wltntsses of Jehuhnva not nccomplished anyvith in IWr<~pcnrc eeklng to thll~rr rcallv urext. the good news of UoA'8 k111sdorn. &me 8 I l k rvrml? nil yo11 hnw the rr]lllt:~lIon of one who P R ~ Hid twrtira.trupllem. 40: 11) you hrtvq heoh conduetina He r'esortllxos llfs oblitigat~on your llfr. Thls qunllty of His serves for -Prov.kor or kPi11l: regular in securlly the pstalmist. Ilo wrlulrl llnt'o conducte~l hltnwll exr!r:tlv Jesus did. To Ihis day t h e darrls of JIIC'CLPEI. Among the wnya we &re helped t o imitnte Cird IA I>ythe example of thmo who themselves are lrnltnlors of Qud. our spklliitil protection. All who lruly love Gfld m e preachlng. loyrerlllc~d lu rnnks by some n1 nctfoil In our behalf. He 14 ]Iror6es true to h ~ sname 3eRulmrdagI June 7 llovah nnrl becomes what he ncetls to I~ocomain our hehalf. wlll he not ~ l v eyou manp r Prov. for In the oncnnultg l j r c l ~try ill^ to nttain? If pau "&Blr~il trihr~lnllon'" man-made hnvr! bcrn buUtiln~ a record mntct'ial. st~lt In prrw18vntfon of one% Stop a r ~ dthlnlc. June B Ife that has seen me hna seen the Fntlzcr. nnd wo cnll Rlse be helpetl t o llnitnts OrHl by looking tu thclr exnmnplos. Now. But rprnnln wittlitl thbs spiritual v:ht>se htnndwrls have you wctirlcy. slee ing and hrrt~thlnf:nrc lwt brlrxensorne. One or the mrtn reasons wiry hB came to earth wna to 8nnl:e known Ms he2ver1lr F'nthr~to us. 4:17.ho~s. Observln~ God'n cornman& in rc~nrd to ]>renct~Ing or aaythlii~. 3 clntcq? no thrg abcrm thnt yo18 ~u'crvre a i l n nlrlctfy k w ~ ~ s Erlndny. I t la nn emntlal expression of our IOvo for God. 28:Zo. whnt ~ 1 1 1the rtbd bs of t h e who nrr: not olretkiQNC t o t h e wood trclut ol God? -1 P t t . Jnne 10 GOd Thls i s what tYzo love means. God's trueyotl m Rolnmnc faithful. To 3 Chrlntlnn. Pal11w o t o tllrrl. it will not rneruls of wcilrlty wlll not mhe cn~lrkly frrr~cllten by Him. of Eottrae. ilnnnrlal.ly wlth unbroken spirit antnn'a nary dnrba or burning and openly resumed their work mls:. And he imitnl~tl111. W e can Jellovl~h'trspirit In them won dopcnd upon God's pmkctlve out nlkr twelve years of Hit. ere vlcw yo117 What Js your B n l 'si~htcqu~rress mill deli%-er repntnllon arnonr: your =ofrum rluatt~. d m 6 mcurlty. rnlnln~now ~ y a k mof thing& ?U"dalE:l'g the world's stnn. urltl ycl o b ~ t ! l ~ l i c t ! to these nuR1r:tl '1au.p tutll be a large slileld arlcl bll1tuark. haw faith i n it. is Ia the ycnr 1945 the powm Ifkc R 1nrr:c ahleld ta us. riastruction awltits I. Above nll it la lova fot Oad that rnottr%tes us t o preach.0 the receiver.canlo forth triumphnnt. Jzlighleotssnc#s b wlrat wfll lecli~ler from death. upright hf@ for un willls \vo disobey cMdk morn1 law% Each one rnuqt: onriqy Ilia own load of refipwnsibllNy. 111s tRleness is wltmssca of Jclrnvall. 11:l) Ilnitntlnl: the example of b u ~ h l>PTROIIS Of falth will flurely hclp us to imitate God. the psalm: Ihrp couTd lent! others to view ist w!ds thn nl)ovc. This ~hlelrlo l dlvlna trueness stops thoutm~ldR. 11 Is somethin# ivc wnnt In dm. that wc obset~rs ha9 co1)amand7rrcnts.ortnncc of knowing and obeyirlg t.

-Rev. June 16 Each of us mill rendur tts PCcount for himset! to God. oli YPS. who hri])t/.t. 2 l b Monday. Which of these many Is the one meant in Jesus' pnrable? It 16 the Son of sons In God's llenvenly family. Tho l b ~ tboolc n l Ilie Bible envlslnna thln "B~'CLIC crowd" ns glvlns tI~eirf i t i t nltetlilon to the heavenly tbr~nt! 3 f Jehovnh Ood nntl t o tlla Chief RrvnnE a.hn 1111prr'rlnl. W m 81 ahould flt the nrnn who had reecntly been anointed arlth Q ~ l kbplrit tO be t h e Mesnlnlz. Dut jibt consider thr mountnlns. It could mean rollurs t o raelva holy ~pirrt. ?:lo. do you mnke rlficl 01 opportuniiies--In fichOOl. he t ~ ~ i cnrnmit ~ l ~ t s serlous arnug. the Christ. whlch ia vital to maintnln Inlthfulnem. eracrr hfa cterttal power t t t ~ r l Fwldtlp. T h e greatest lifesaving work in the hjRlorY of mankind 1s rapidly drnwing to a close. Wowing thnt ha 1.hor S C r l l l tural obl~gatlons? A t l)tllrr times. d:T. t. Now is no time for w W I W to try to get hp with mere taken s-ce. Wl. they wholeheartedlg lo111 t h a sllllstirvlvinr: remnnnt uf IClnRdorn heitbE 111 thla prenx:hli~p: and in glvtnr thla worldwlrlo witnesa. Are these new. Rut the man. Rc dld nol d l ~tc ~lrelnnkire death In n wny l.EXorl never havlyg a hrl:lnnlnR. In fuct. he feels condemned.liyrr LI> Jehwat~ and his ~ t i u n d i nrn~ the Clrrl~tinllcon~1'cRnllon. Fhther.hitC tlid not fulfill ljcri ture. the 144. and thr hail It joyI~illyand wlth foynl rlcvotlnli This trowd 1s tlIrenclv crrnt: but it In sl. m.es? Is t h ~ Ln o t what people d o Aurlnj: Hn~ea of disasler"l11ey do nut nllrlw the clock t o govern tt~clrr ( ~ cue ~ o r but k contlu~~r! llutllllg forth their best clI'urts nu lutW ns there 1s a need. who i s rcatrd nrr tlre Ihrme.M in his adrnrnlatrrttfon nnd cryfnu o u t graIcfullv the shove. assig7slng them Rosnr cht lo a frwaker vessrl. i n c h ~ I l i iynilr ~ solativea? Remember. l ~ u smust have h d p'cnt plensuu~when t h i n k i n g nnd spenkml: about. yak the entbe univerBe.tvl:C l i ~ i ~ l l tLO~u wtir'd aucllr tl~luki~ir: and act ~ o lnt ~ t ~ i l LIInes. Meti. thnt . to fororgo p ~ r s o n n lplcnsures and dcsll. t. Ills prrsvnn1 Ilia.. saw thou& the triclr. 4. it.o mnke rt sciflsl~ iuld looihwdy ~ l i s p h v o l h ~ r n . Lfitr Sunday. Om3 the heawnly KinR hns hundrrds of millions f! B> Lrlt sons.sulted 111 l1k. ~ l i heforc the 3rwbkh ]~eor?lu RC the lernplc. T h m .June 17 H l a tnvisihlc p~falttissare cIemfy stcn ~ F C ~ P ~thw S C are ~)ercrlncd by the t h g n ~ s made. -I Pet. BhortIy thcrs wlll be m m pleL& the full memberuhlp of t h e henvenly rrl!l~dom. Jnne U . (Goill1 3:28.lml srcurlly.'-Ps. &me 18 YUURusbtsnds. honor ancl vlnrllcrit. the whole enrth. I:ZD. )la wl~olnbody m congregation of fitithlul ~nointcddisclples. . the fctninftle one M yordr pi-. recent? Belentlsts date the univorm In tllouannrls of mLUion6 or year& Ro nrould not thek Crentor e x l ~ n dbnck even beyond thal? Unde~atandably.lerl In Ihn f u t i ~ r r . for us to mnkc :wcrifims. I11 :l. but n collective person. ~ 15: . 12. and the Bacred iRcr111tt1resshow that this son is the ap~ukerof the parabolic Hl~~strnlton. wlthnuG lcsing sight ol the ncerl for rest and rcfreshrnrnt 11s wrll as l u E 1 1 i n your ol. . W 11/16 5. ~ u : d e d . continue dwell- i n g 1n Eilce: tnanncr tolllt [Ymt wimxl nceordinq to Pnowledne.-Rmn.wly. The bride is ol' courtie. So the Devil ~ r r ~ s m ewhat d he thought wsa n. 29. with a clean con~ctence. Such a condition could be spkltt~nlly disastrous. Oud hnn pilt the Rln~clonlIn lleltvenly power. The Christian husband who . Alr~nllg a rrowd of people froin r~rrywhcre otr earth dlsrrrn Lhnl. wo RIT intensely inter- c!. For hunmns. uc t1rO r t i l accountable to Jellovnh Oud to do all we reasonxhly cnrl.Jeslc~Cl~ilst. rrctulrln~c c ~ t l ~ ~ a t lnction.fcrl Jesus.l ) ~ r lo t ~ r i ~ l l Is g . for our God IF hlrnwll c k m a l .inn between his ~ r ~ ~ i v 1If0 r ~ t er i ~ l r l hln relatianr:l~Iplo God lu pmycr prompts I. because of his wonkened condition. 6 3:9.looking Inrwnr~l t r ) It. in thlw cnse. ortri t o tltc Lanlt>.-Matt. In ann t t \ r r !Ilustratlon Jesus reI I rrcd to 311rnseLi in :hbs way. 2 l : l . not an indivlduai erson.])i!1# to his plam of ~~)irllr!~il serurlty 1. mode a mrria@e least tor hla sots. l ) To prnwe whrre they now ktnnd. 101 BOrlB P FrldaypJ m s 1s Jeawa #atti !O him: 'A&n If f8 mrlllcn: Yort m w t not mi? Jrl~fltrnlc wrir C:nrF t o the Ifst. .r p11yr.000 K i n c d m 31riis unrlrr .herefOre. 1 d work or In other d r ~ l ~C011y lacts-to talk to peul~lenl>orrt the truth.*7. It Is Tor Ilile Ioremost son that the henvenly King makes a marrlngc feasl. X-lc remnlnrd M v e .h ulo~~y. D m .resil~ Chriat.apenk freely to Jehovah God.lerr& to blt-:husII?~ R hrlrleyraom. --Rome 11:12. t5frrtt. He t ci~raerlt o forsake his spirituel: z l u ~ ~ i r l l yHe . the~rHend. Pnul wrole thnt Jehovah's "r:tcrnel power nnd aoclship" are evldont from w h ~ tHChas croaled. J c h o v ~ hGodS eternlty ~ t s aextctuls lnte the future.? purpases wlll 11slp ue to see hnw this can be no. 321.li uo n l ~ j o ~Indlvlil~~rrlly? r Con~trlr~vlnuehrulty 113 rcspects Gotl nnd hi. did thiS by appcaIing to the la~gireclconn~arrrlR~OIT. The kina In Jeams' ill-tlvn Is sai@ C h u e a son. who are caEefl A king .lnn Sur Himself.OodP unc1ianl:rd pnrposc n'Yth I c~ a r c l to I 111s hleRslnnlo Irtnp dom !dl1 silcc~url. ''In yho mct'ot plt~re o f the Most f-Ilgh. In c o n t r u t to htnlistlc wc~~~ldly i l ~ l ~ t k 11 i r ~Cor. I V IQ/l$ 18. iT 2 / 1 5 20.fll I n r r ~ ~ ~ n lns !~: t t w "gOnll Iirtva of t l v Kltlndnrn" cot~tlnr~cs to IIC rm?nchcrl bor n rvl1tnc::h tn n l l trnflor>s. 55:l) Llkr ruly pratpective brideRruum."'F knowingly fnlls t o show hia w i f e consideration oannot.1" iillcicd.r not o b e y i i God's cammnnd. W 6 / 1 5 4-fin . Jews believed rn holy angela all. Is ~t not r l ~ h t . Awltrct~esq of this close lnLcmcl.h u t I)Y tho worltlh.wif. E %tuMayI June 14 Salvation Ian arm to our God..Thornday. It can flttlr~aly be said thnt Chrlstinu ffurshlp pl~ohs nrouncl ctcrtilty. our wllclln Hi41 nr~d t. JESIU~ Christ himbelf. rtfsnpproad. b solis of Gocl. this bride nliom h i s hcavenIy Father would give him.lllnblng revr11vu nl'ou!~rl. Nerr*eves. . not by Ood':~thlnkli~g. . . Jesus' hr>l. right. W 4 / 1 17 Tt~eRclay.' "-Mt?tt. rind. does gow hear: movn you to keep on ns JOnK 0s you reasonably cRn. 22:2. but Ire did not belbve thnt tham nngel8 would rotect hlm nualnnt Mrnrrel! !I i!s Itnpropcrly Et let. Jot111 the Bautixer. Of all pcrsons. W 12/1 7." (Job 383'. Ix thnt lllfl way you feel nhout the vltnl work of Klxgrlom-preatbhW As sou call on people nt tilrir hems. tlmt w a y IW h& M cor~culvc. 1106 A flnlla cxl~loncn. hhw Ihe wrong thrust t l v m t o Paulrn 91:11. to defy Uodb IIIW of ~ ~ v i tntiun t. 1111s :tIfecterl hrs p:.. son1 hmptation for this man n!koli~t&cloI God.

rm c:mtItdos h a 3 so11 Is t. J u m ~ a w h ~ t l br hls heavenly bride.alnln~ nntl discipllrre ia zngsclf. lf wo tnke mntChristian pnrcnt cnnnok wnit ~ C Y R l l ~ h t l y .a. I t wns JI'SIIHC l ~ r ' l ~ t .Jehovah. I ' P A ~ Ii t~1 ~the R mr~jorltyof ture of Revelelion 12:ci.hc reat at Irlbulo-2 Tim. 1 ~ ~ .Wednsshy. l i El~rrewtts anyjart?~ftrt. 1111: untH l. ~IE noted above. ?o?!fchitre I~rcnuac we nrc cIom to the able tto make v m ?U. cnws. 8 vldual Whcn hc reJeclcd Llm Dcv11's p l ' o t ~ ~ ~fnIt. Florvcvcr. underand loyal dlsciJ~s. "lmll8hness is tlml up thc hcnrt of a buv. June 22 . 11 Is up to l. clf o r l md end~aluicct o h u ~ l dup a recol-d trF. W 5/I 3-51? after God's heavenly wnrnnn 8slve bbMh t o the Mc:Alnnlc Monday. 20 hrlsmn the King's Son and hls ilr!~~rotlve tride will be Ily Frlday.tnkm Iinrc.r. 14.WB (10 not know until the child Is old e n o u ~ h wtwn rrur ~inr~llfthlo heart will to go to school to ttmln hrm pull us nwny. tttls Is not sametlllng t h r ~ tJr:tr~vnlt~ l v u s n p c ~ s u ! ~Nur . ris it were.tlfyii~u I n onc's way of life.l ! ~ ~ Inll rml I1lnr&l. W l i / l S 6. Y ~ m e26 t h ~~sriltlnn oi Jesus Clwlsl dnyone dlucllltyl in the bemet and h i h fnlthful cowregatron place 01 thr: dioat IFlnh rolll i n the spirit I>earvn:i in conprocute hinrscll Iodplnq trndrr tlection zult11 the "iri~gdonlof the aerv shodoru a! the the tlcavens.footsteps nurl colly 111s eanltlnvtl inay have.l o Jesus Christ Psah 91 nppllea to u tlma down to tllclr death.to our coMbIe today.rer. Fnlthiulness is strictly who fallhlully follow In Ills rc~lulrerl.Fnr linw do If a child i s t o RrOW up with w r know t." T h e rnemhers AImf 11171 One. l l t was mediated by M{~iPtl. 4:2. Jane 19 on uerws rlrv. I)ub IJ1c rule is velx~." tV 1 2 / 1 6 1-3 G nlm I L ~ worthy OF unwortlly nf that hrnrtmly posillnn to rvhlch t h r y rvcre callert. t h a t S ~ I C 11il~llL The 11l1esllon I n c l n ~nnohtfiy into t l ~ cwllclcrncs? t o IIIT I R l l ~ ~ o nthe ~h place.11 nnll t w 1 .ely al.. like an es~)uuwdvirgu~. the woman. one that RCL 1 1 l ~nll~1'11011upoli T h e respomlblllty and ad. sirmrday." ( P m v .in fulf~llrnent of vcrsc fourmd u~~itnlllyIllustrtrate the Wen. Whnt From infrm~rl you ? m e WOmn ~ l ~ o t IIS t t tnrlny'? 1s It ~!ifferent the hip larftings. 1V 1/15 3. life will IW tomorrow.S o the relationskdp between the Bon of God and his nnoi~tcd congregatron ia Ilkmncd to that of a husband nrul wlie. When the inspired Mk+r Tllrtt Is why Cal's Word counof Psalm 93:4 likened Oorl to sel~ t t l l It does a t Proverbs a bird mtghty of wing.~!n. p~rtlculnrone of Christ'a true Jeiavnh gave -om.:. mush anyone wJio f l t ~ d n hlrnseli in bo coupled with the sterling t h a t clmv can draw f c ~ ~ i r i t ~ n l q~lnlltyof fnithfutness.-2 d Cor. 4. Ability strpnplh froln It.nl~vent thnt tlmc. Any ability a stew. June 18 Hunbunda.11 wlio were trnllled in t h e Mount ski. show.hnt we shall h e high moral stnurinrdn.~ol. 21:15) Fkom ran might cmry vorr on isrtngs O! cnhp we they need prwet eugles and bring yotl l o t. married to certain ones who worked in bulldlng tho benutlit11 t n b naCle in the wllrlernetla.$hlperof Jr~hovnli hllnself to diaplay it m ha dwa hls work.SI? jm rrld of this syTtem ~:f things? snlvation throt&glr the frndlh In No I t I s n o t rr mnttrr of wnltconnection with Chrlal Jestt8. in sotnett~fn~ that one can rethe psalm dld not taretell ntly relve from Jehovah ns e gift. couid trllco Rrldrll oongregation. Lo~lcflllvIt worlltl n]q>ly r n l i l i ~ l r y of s Clu+lstian overto a11 111s !.110 ~. Jum S t Pou yourselves have setrn wlrat I did to the E:gypliarts.ad Chrl:. Tkti~t1 ~ I . It miist hr rvorlictd n1. 3 : I 5 . he T:~S not rejrctina tho Wlmt I3 Irxlkcd for fn atewards psalm r l s ~pl)lylnr:lo 11Im 111 fa lor a w a n lo be found u rifiht way.hm d m u n h c l ~ v r m c c t ~ .-l Cor. HO thnt qutlllly air1 We can ht~wthla rnyt~l In 1)c o ~ l rof 1 1 1"royal ~ priestblrd in mlnd. There fimg before Israel in a ~lltlilnr nro uxtmpllr~~l. he hnd ":I?. he told hfusm t o ~ l l l ~ l wnye s ' ~ who l . The stewardship In inlthIulncsr~. euru before the "mat tril~rlntlnn"cunlcs. 11. eontfnue laving your trylues.'hlt11hopcs o f reignill~ with Chrlat? They did not he will block clpproach t o yrlrl hnvr to tlr llvinn In the "dey and under his v:lnps you wlli or Jahovrlll" to be judt?ed 1 1 ~ take refuge.nptlaod rliacil.t npl~llrv:to thcso acqubed.' Howovor. corlaummatine of the marriage W 9 / 1 l U . Forty ycars lmrl. j u t m the Chcst fitso loved the congregatzon irnd de1:vered u p h1~mEl lor it. that I ciples fire not h a m into childmn. Whlrt IH my rccord wlth God and the grcnt eaglc.t. dcveloyxd. bn~nd 'rhnmdsy. It la Impartnnt Innl!ty. In It someth11:g tbnt i~ lnl1~1'1iBAor tho:. June 29 kingdom and had to flcr: 111to You do not know what ymr the ~fidernexs for Isolfdlr~l~.. natural or plc. the rcmlnrls ua. cwrylnp. {Ex. I. minifitratlvc duties of t~ stew. tlnn'' Is upon up. 35:3&76:1) BuE whm I t C O ~ C B to fnStl~Iulncs. 32:11. Qlrrlly prlrlSnnday. Inntead. so It C ~ J a ~ l . so~ue l>w:cllts m d ' s own point of view. (neut. they wlll be through thc erllourr tirnm rvsu~~rected Prom the dead to rnenticmsd in i?. i t r ~ ~ eout d the above. forever to hcnrt t b l ~IIIII~VCIUUH pnt~lrt~. musl be fnlthful. the monarrll of tllo ol m o tl~lt'c. to start trafrm~children whcn 4 1% they an? Infants. out 1 1 1 ~ Rlm by nccellting t h e Law ~tlv~~lh thnt. the lord of l t i ~Ctntl'tl ~:r~lllnu nnd c11oouin~ the skies. W 12/i Etntldltig a n d knavledge to 9. ns wt! r r w l Psalm 91:4: " W l t l ~h1. whal is s t n l e d lnter He insplrecl Mosp~ 10 thuro 1~ 11 ccnerrkl rule.: RutumntIcnllv rcceivcc! n t hnptis~n. 11: it applled t o hlm EWF nn Indi2." What n flne comll~lvi.s plnkrlr~a I~ood. Aftcr rn11:ht sny: E know of chllGod brouqht Ms ~ l e o p l loo ~ rlrc. hecaux the nation woa.l~s I. FOT ymr G d gave her the mcnns ef arr n mrst a p p e n r l w lor a sr:ift Eicht: "The two uv!nRa Iftlfe folr3tr nntl tlren dlsopof o great eagle werc ~ I v r l l10 pr(~rI?lq. his on enrlh a# a mRn. we in the right way-God's wn7. 10 -1s. ru~d vnlun to Jehovah God. t t r ~not ki~owwhon conflltions Nq but as was true wlth mlRht ccrme n h o ~ ~thnt t coulcl young Tmothy. 5:25.--Ex. anointed ~ a n ~ e q a t i o n bi:*. aa James ing Chrlsllan qunlltlafl. 11f thl. In 1118 house of the Heavenly for there cpn bc no ~luubtIhnt F'ntl~er~ n Kin~. cunfldencc m~lcl lulncsls till the end uf their nsurnncc t o Ihosc pansinp anrliily course. Furttlermors. then. if It Is t o be of renl true dlsdples nfi 11 rlnr.Ichnvr~I~ Clot1 rno~rl?Am I mnkLing of the birds. lio\vevyr.cntcll u. 3.14.s olF ~ u t i r t l .-Eph. 19:J. c o u t ~ t e ~ r ~wrony: et tcnctet~dcs. The mlclent nation of Ismel h llkened to the uFlfeof Jehwah God. 181 AcrL gowl ona ttnd Iirlnc$ CXCCIcordmg to the prophellc picIcril. tllo . In reof many danserrc In order t o witl'ri for their virgin faithglve comforl.s.

d m mot W p ac- count of t ? ! ~ IfiJ?6rg.o bls thread of We. 1 4 . ~1-10uldtoday be slinring aplrSIIICO there nca just the two i t u d security with llle remn a n t of the woman's bead in or~nnlan.to become a "l.hnt :. Do you remember somethina tcri enra tkgo' One who keeps dons against you five or rncIt of personal offenses and I Ila~~hors arudaes accomnlishes no EQOB'for fiimelf or 'others th~relly.O I t h i n g 8 f . we have Accordingly. Ilrlw. (2 Ki. t h e falthful no other plnt'a to flee for members oT the "u~~eat crowd" ~ n l c t ybut tho Alrni~hLy God. of transportntion. 3M rcr~ption.r~dclfacl]~las ns a class light of.R Q ~ .tor t11r r~ntloik ~~itkhrrt h : ~ n the luttlvitlu1t1 rnernlicr~a : ~ uw l ~ n gt r l r l l r l fclrlt111rtr tn r . sonlo thy. mon nnRrls I1. 5:l-19) . I. Jane 25 Lotre . W 1 2 / 1 5 4. ~ .hut rejoices with the truti~. 61 {lid not Sore- Many Witnesawr have overc m e the rnllrmitles of old a g e as theg pursue a course of faithfulness t o Jehovnll. 91:4.llr LnW covailant wl t h del~ovxl~ Qod. June 24 All oj vuu Shrnld swap W f $elms in the garment of - hiinrilrty tawa~daeach oIh~es. Althottgh Xaaman was a valinrlt. -fifoft. They trll n n y llldlvldunl tIIsciples of tenaciously Ilmg on to the Clirlsl. mnlc 0111 nnd ul~rier lllcm n bird can cuver luirl prt~tcct iiiq young and faithful publtxlrers lira r. nesses who for yearg llnva fils wlngs -Pa.1 have SelL when he carnc u p uut of the Jordan the seventh tlme t o see his skin cornplelely cleansntll How glrtd ha wns thnt he had hurnhlect i~tnraelf and lollowed the advlro of Elishs glven t111.(1cntl krwp nway nll predlmve walked in sucll ilrlll service.III'R xllnt !A unrl~<Iiteu~la. Orlo who nppl. NCIV En fills11 Blhlp. runllv klir luvl~:!tlo~l. It I s 213.njloit show thrt ~bnrsrlns. To tila contxmary.o tllr nnl ion of IHIRL. 1 3 .1. IVhnt was that? It led him t t l 1)eeOme a wornhiper of Jehtnnll. those a t 01 the great tribt6iutlon. it does not rejnicc over uarightwibs~ress.way I r o n tn his temple. 22:3. for how c 3 d d mwh & ninn pmv. and they sky t h ~ i l . -Rev.His negative outlook causes a loss or joy fm himw1f nnd olhers. arkr the ing problems: still utlicrs rtre u ~ i ~ l l nof f : R:~(IIII nntl hlx defiadly crlppled in their Ilmbs. their llfetimo In pmis(11. TkJey s&tx3 sertlice dny and nivht cnimot snnlch us . 12:n. Well.locro to Ib borly." rvhlch sor~ld nrl Cqorl's eer\xtit for thc 11~nFlltor I!lo I . the Mast mg-h G d wourd not prewrvc ~tkirc& t o be brought h t o Jchovah'n orgonlmtlon of spirthem during the "great trlhulation" so that they may come itual accurlty.rchlntrs this mpect of Iovc tlncn noE ~ c c k u~rt IK~ 1?111~rl:1ii~rne11 t booka.down till this 111~: thew grand Crcntor. . Js spread J L ~ Stent O P C ~1 ? L t l l l .1. and 2!to O n c seated on the tltrone w f J l ~cllnvnh's organizntion. Thus the able to estimate how Pnr they l>I1. that is. ha Irarned t o gird himself with htlmlllty. n man desiring the nppvoval of the one true God. m i ~ l r t g man. hut did refer t.om henveu do\rvn Yet '~vefind lhlct they too nro t o tho vlclniLy of this earth. 10:15.tli In prnyer nntl n.-1 Cor. heen going from door to rloor The pinloria nre the termfn the ~ i t n e s swork.Tuesday. W 12/1 16 In Jehovah's service ns t h r y "oEer t o God a s~critlco uf . b u t he t i ~ dLQ lcnve h ~ own s gds \~ch!nd. lelarlslon nrrrgrltlna. 11 ) Bring blorked These w e the ones #hot corn8 Ir.snch pernotin LIY tt3ro things ltley trilk rtl~oulill'bhrlr dally cellvcrr. Like endntl~erod. wlmi and In whnt way Iind these ~ l r e a d y bee11 Invltrcl or been R ~ V tPh ~e Initial. IL arnnrlnt~ l o I lea 11clplC~x f l r r I ~ l i n ~cnn ~.''fintan. the Irtilt of With hts pinions hs will Wmk 1:ps. .r.Zune 20 When ?tc scnt h l ~a ~ r v n n l ato summon l?tc gtresls hc had i ~ ~ t ' l t c dlfieu .He crtmc to appi. 13:15) Not to bs approach t o p u and tinder Iorsottw are the many Wityou s u ~ tnkc f rejrige.--7 : ~ . f ~ i s t as tho panlmist Davld anltl tn Jcll~vah. 13:4-6. this flndlnp( safe refuge frotn 6ntnn's or~nnizatlonreHlgh.hrd. i : superSatmday.to Sct~o~v that r r e Sinvc not kept nrcottnt of tlie injury! Ant! love n 1 " ~~O C C not yjolcc over utwinlitPn1lsness. 'rile (iiilc for u~)rcinlneed have lost their physlcnl ~ly:hl.11'15 IJ-.. Jehovah the Scripture above seemu Gvd. 01 11s nppllcr~tlon is from t h e Others are plagued will^ liur~r. birdlln~s. ~t l t ~ eend of How comely me thc feed o j those mho declnra good narus the dny when we npproaeh of g& Jchm.oush r l tuessenji~rr'He not only took tllr word of n lltlle s l a ~ egirl irum a11 enemy nation.-l Pet. In some cases. rtlora Srm~l l ~youna. h'naman's becoming hirl?:bla meant same:hing o. (r God throtrRh Moscn RVL bcloro that no fian lCliisdon~ prospccts. using their resources Iull11fully --Rev.sk lor his iorplvcnc%~." Otherwise. As wlkh Nnarnan." (Heb.m qcttlng nenr ua.ring t i c Covcnanb to rtl h f o ~ u ~Blnui.God'# wid Bathe "secret place of the Most tnn's.(Pa. using the twihnpl!. Ist 1111L11tltc K ~ ~ K ' s wcrtctfnr: frast V'n8 1)re. 7:14. W 9 / 1 i 0 Szi our uplr~tualsccurlly. too.. inlco covcr Unrler tho olltas much ns once arollnrl tho ~ p r c a dpinions (11the arotecearth or more. "Forcire us our Friday. %riel 1:. P . 11v hln bvl~lalnaBrnel illto lIlc LRW ~ o v c l l n t ~El h l ' . $3. In t h ~ l rCnvo tlva yymbollc bird. cn117 ?'Ills \VIIS 111 Met In the gcnr l h l a n : c .Sunday. we too cnn sroflt irn~neasurablvBDirItunliy if we wrap o~zrseiveiin the rarment of humlhty nnd rrnllfc t h n t God dws favor thosr wlxr nre 1iuml)le.) .ypnr ID1 !>rlilw~rd. New hgllsh Bible. con~reAntIon. A flne reward indeed for his clothing himself wlth humilii$. We.Ir 6I'eBkr worth to him thnn I > e i n ~ cleanscd of leprosy. t a do us spirituel t h e y are rendering hfm dch!rln(! I r n r n ~ crrrlnot do so. nn(l tllere we cnn rcjolca quite appropriate. tlle nctioii of Out1 iho ICinC.121 How Rno It is. ISr kept at n dia(mlce. June 29 prake. 0. ~ ~ ~MOSPA ch as medlrrlor. The p14snt "hh'd~nl~chrr. In that rlahteolla new order those of tllc "p-ofit CMIV~" continue renderha sncrcd w v l c e t o O(irl unv nnd tllght In t h o cr>~irtyards of irls s~~lrltusl t r ~ : ~ p l Psalm c. ~ ~of nl:~ul. W 7/1 i l l .eciate illat In Je11r~val1'8 eyes he was just nilolllcr person What joy he tnr1!.~ Tor ellterln~and krcpl11R l.ct forlll t l i p IIPIIPfit I.Llona. w ~ t t l dnor M n l r . June 21 debt-& as we also hbve lorslven our deblors"? IUntt. When I opn. 01' mollon p i e l ~ r rl~l l n l I~IL~.)nt rd and r p u l y l u I)r! srr~llrl.ln[:rioni or prlrclls. 11t1dhnvc been dorng so wltllorat l w l ~ r i ~ t nn1 swrncnb or n blrd's wlnm. 5 . Bis very relatlonfih~pwith Jehovah fs aiIrctrd. out of It alive on earth and iuto Qob'a new order. not as h~cllvtc! t~:lls. 22 IYcclnemlny." T h e irilllnl lnvllrltlon to tlw nntlr)n ot XsrRrI rvnrr Inr+lurlctl111 Qorl'a tcl-ms l. The lt~llial oflll or invllallon wns extrrlcled Lo the fsrnrlltes nn a notloll.

but. Job a:3) They mountable. Tuesday. eating with such a man. are dealing with cornpatlionship. God proceeded t o crente the man in Itis image. Christians. person to (Matt. and then getting him to reason and come to from Iear. whIch also should sent~ng the lruth ta O ~ ~ W S .od sends sunshlne and raln Children must be taught to not only upon the g o d and think for thmselves. MRS.lowship with another --would be. but &o upon the day they will have to make unrighteous and the wicked their own decisions. New English Blble. James is true. rather. How deeply impressed we should be to think that man was created in the maae and likeness of the great Creator and of hIs beloved Son! +The fact that we can npprecinte and tslk ta one another about creasing Klllgdorn intc~estsl this in Itself shows that this To emphasize his point. 2:20. 1. With these in this dav of spiritual battle.ocl's hlesshg. R I I ~ his wlfc 1~1ththeir Cre2 :21-24) Do you have faith ator and each other. 'Irhts divine the time when they lived. but also be reany important matters in which to do good wherever an op~ a r e n t scan a5sist their chilportunity presents rtself. so let us stay beplcwed God. rather.-Matt. July W Can you not see. loyalty and faithfulThey were blameless.husband etad wife') W 5/15 rial possessions? W l / i 25. He had stnted that C. 91:8. In warfare ~t IS a dedevices t h a t parents shou!d have in mind Ln aldlng their fensive mound that is thrown children to develop thinking up around a posit~onthat is t o be held. trueness. Do you live in harmony with vhat you profess to believe? Does your faith help you to make disdples of Christ Jews? Are you In- 4 e n . perfect as he Bible highly encourages the i s perfect. it s a p : "So far YOU Friday. W 2/1 14a enemy. These are much larger protectlor! thm a. tnat faith dtvot. He did not mean he expected us to be sinless.Jehovah's Bis trueness is very n c c W W fect. 2. kindly conveyed to us in hi but he certainly had falth u ~ l t t e nWord the gnttcm of and an assweed expectation of good re!atlonshtp and comthe things hoped for. 28. i s perfect. if we would be imitraining e m help in tEs.27. Then Oren.Monday.so that.God supplies to us. therefore. tu be perfect in c e r t b other ways or respects. July 3.ced from deeds as brsrrenl-Jas. and early ones. You. 13 Thursday. in effect. 26 9. -1 COT. insur(Gen.cable union. so as t o guard thinking abilities. it is still s o u r works similarly show possible to conform t o that that God'6 kingdom is more p a t k m . thoughk In mind we can understand t h e words of Jesus. sentiment. 6 : volved. bulwark is unhkable. i s Important not t o do for the studeut what he call do for This shield goes dong with hlmsclf. F ~ r t h e r God . It -Ps. although termed "perwoman. shield. 5:48. t o develop thinking ability. June 30 I t o fellowship with another acceatinv that onc as Quit mixing in company with means an eq&t itahding -with anyone called a brother tftat on oneself. blessed them.righteous. war a ~ a ~ n the s t remna3lt of such men as Noah and the seed of God's heavenly Job. 5:1. be in^ interested in zs a Iornicatw . show kindness t o our relatives and this is one of the most and friends. To have ~nkitualfelby Paul for "mixing in com. learning what is on 11-18) Our faith in God's shieldlike trueness will free us fils mlnd. This can be seen from tbe context o